AbstractDemand in near vision correction in the community exist in the Bangladeshi context with a thin presence of formal eye care support. This study aimed to test the screening capacity of BRAC frontline health workers in identifying near vision or presbyopia-cases in order to ensure frequent services to meet the community need. To assess the accuracy of presbyopia diagnosis by frontline workers. The study used an equivalence randomised intervention trial for a period of four months .......

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  • Writer Name Anita Sharif Chowdhury Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Tuesday, 02 May 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summary IntroductionMalaria is a vector borne Infectious disease typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. In Bangladesh malaria is concentrated in 13 endemic districts with a prevalence ranging between 3.1% and 6%, and is mostly caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria accounted for approximately 27,000 cases and 15 deaths in Bangladesh during 2013 (MOHFW 2014). In Bangladesh, approximately 14 million people are at risk of malaria infection .......

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  • Writer Name Fouzia Khanam Tridib Roy Chowdhury Shamsun Naher Mohammad Moktadir Kabir Akramul Islam
  • Published Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractIntroductionRecurrent pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) remains a major challenge to tuberculosis control programme as it is associated with lower cure rate compared to new case. This study aimed to estimate the incidence rate, rural urban variation and associated factors of recurrent PTB at several selected BRAC implementing areas under National Tuberculosis Control Programme in Bangladesh.MethodologyA cohort of sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients (n=987) who .......

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  • Writer Name Tanveen Ishaque Morsheda Banu Mahmuda Akter Sarkar Khadiza Begum Shayla Islam Md Akramul Islam Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 02 January 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Street connected children, children who live/or spend time on the streets, are a vulnerable group of considerable concern. The aim of this study is to gain a detail understanding about lives of children living and working in the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, to help develop an effective and informed intervention that can contribute to improved outcomes for this vulnerable group. In order to understand the overall situation and structural violence in which street connected children spend their .......

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  • Writer Name Rehnuma Rahman Zion Rabbi Samadder November
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 December 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractIn countries where there are insufficient supplies of different types of formal healthworkers, Community Health Workers (CHWs) can play an important role inincreasing the coverage of healthcare among the poor. BRAC, the largest NGO inBangladesh, is a pioneer in using female CHWs as core workers in its successfulhealth programmes. In 2008, BRAC initiated an intervention project called “improvingmaternal, neonatal, and child health survival (IMNCS) programme in the rural areas .......

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  • Writer Name Tasmeen Quayyum, Zahidul Quayyum,Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Khan Hashima-E-Nasreen,Tridib Roy Chowdhury
  • Published Date Tuesday, 20 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractSocial protection is one of the key strategies of fighting against long-lasting andintergenerational poverty in Bangladesh. The concept has significantly evolved both inscale and scope in recent times. Targeted pro-poor interventions in public servicesand safety net programmes have been scaled up. However, access to institutions isan issue of grave concern especially for poor people. Although, recent years havewitnessed almost 100 per cent school enrolment, drop out rate is .......

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  • Writer Name Jinnat Ara Abu Ahasan Sibbir Ahmad Md Kamruzzaman
  • Published Date Sunday, 13 September 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive SummaryIn recent decades, Bangladesh rural economy has made significant progress throughtechnological progress in agriculture, development of infrastructure, andadvancement of the rural non-farm economy (Hossain and Bayes 2009). Substantialreduction in fertility (BDHS 2015) has contributed to reduction in the number ofdependants per working members, an increase in school participation of children,reduction in child and infant mortality, increased employment in rural .......

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  • Writer Name AMR Chowdhury, RK Choudhury, Samir Nath, M Ahmed, M Alam (eds)
  • Published Date Monday, 14 September 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractPopular theatre as a communication medium has gained immense attention and iswidely practiced in Bangladesh by various NGOs for raising consciousness inachieving rights and justice required for social development. Likewise, BRAC hasbeen using popular theatre as a communication channel to disseminate developmentmessages among the people for whom development is addressed, and felt thenecessity to assess to what extent the knowledge packed by such messages isgrounded into .......

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  • Writer Name Anis Pervez Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Monday, 07 September 2015
  • Country Bangladesh