Abstract :The study aims to explore how the MNCH committee encouraged community participation and how its communication activities empowered the community people to ensure the healthcare needs of the poor and disadvantaged people. A range of qualitative method was used in the study. In-depth interview, focus-group discussion, informal discussion, observation and document review were used as data collection method. This study conducted in two sub-districts of Nilphamari and Mymensingh .......

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  • Writer Name Margaret Leppard, Sarawat Rashid, Atiya Rahman, Mahmuda Akhter and Hashima-E-Nasreen
  • Published Date Wednesday, 12 October 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
This study aimed to explore the stakeholders` knowledge in obstetric complications, role of MNCH intervention in accessing Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) and factors associated with delays. A community-based qualitative study carried out during May–June 2007 among 42 obstetrically complicated women and 18 community health workers (CHW) in three upazilas of Nilphamari district. The findings reveal that a substantial proportion of women pointed out at least three obstetric complications but .......

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  • Writer Name Morsheda Banu, Hashima-E-Nasreen and Sarawat Rashid
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 February 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
The Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP) was a joint initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of Bangladesh to achieve sustainable livelihood development of coastal char dwellers in south-east Bangladesh. Third phase of CDSP (CDSP III) was implemented during 2005-2010 in Boyer Char of Noakhali district, by six government agencies and five local NGOs. BRAC coordinated the interventions of these local NGOs. This study aimed to evaluate CDSP III .......

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  • Writer Name Wameq Raza, Anindita Bhattacharjee and Narayan Chandra Das
  • Published Date Saturday, 01 January 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractThe study aimed to measure the performance of delivery centres (DC) and explore the factors related to performance of DCs. Data were collected using qualitative methods during December 2009  January 2010 from six DCs in the slums of Dhaka city. Findings reveal that the DCs at Magbazar and Kamrangir Char performed ‘well` due to availability of community health workers (CHW), their emotional support and caring attitude, regular antenatal care (ANC) visits, convenient location .......

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  • Writer Name Morsheda Banu, Hashima-E-Nasreen and Shamsun Nahar
  • Published Date Sunday, 21 August 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
This study explored the reasons of dropout of students from BRAC primary schools. Data were collected in two phases through qualitative and quantitative methods. In the first phase, 681 schools were visited to find out the proportion of students dropped out. In the second phase, out of these 681 schools 128 were randomly selected to explore the reasons of dropout. The study was conducted on the schools located in Dhaka and Chittagong cities and in Bandarban and Rangamati districts. Overall .......

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  • Writer Name Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Friday, 12 November 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
 BRAC Human Rights and Legal Services Programme (HRLS) has initiated to form ward-based Legal Rights Implementation Committee (LRIC) comprised of 19 members to ensure justice for the vulnerable women of community. The study is to explore the dynamics of the committee formation, the strength and weakness of HRLS and to analyze the nature of performance and sustainability in achieving justice for the women. The study was exploratory in nature followed Tuckman’s four stages group dynamics .......

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  • Writer Name Debasish Kumar Kundu, Mrinmoy Samadder and Sharin Shajahan Naomi
  • Published Date Thursday, 11 November 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
During the last decade, Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) gained enormous currency in rural development arena as an informal justice institution in Bangladesh and BRAC`s HRLS Programme has contributed in the domain of ADR of Bangladesh significantly. This study explored the contribution of ADR of HRLS programme in ensuring social justice for the rural poor women in Bangladesh. Data were collected in two phases applying qualitative methods. First phase observed 26 trial sessions from the .......

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  • Writer Name Debasish Kumar Kundu, Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Sunday, 10 October 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
Bangladesh faces multiple challenges in the sanitation, hygiene and water sector. According to the MDG data for Bangladesh, latrine coverage stood at 33% by 2003. But, sanitation coverage is increasing, moving from 33% in 2003 to 39% in 2004 to about 48% in 2005. But in attaining this goal a major constrain is the recurring annual floods of Bangladesh. This study aimed to review the damage to sanitation facilities during floods. It also explored the possibilities of overcoming the negative .......

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  • Writer Name Shamim Ahmed
  • Published Date Tuesday, 06 January 2009
  • Country Bangladesh