This study aims to find out what attracts faculty to join BRAC University (BU), analyze issues related to job satisfaction, and reasons for their leaving the university. The target population consists of the existing full-time as well as dropout faculty members. For exploring the attitudes and opinions of current faculty, Visualization in Participatory Programmes (VIPP) method was used. A questionnaire was sent to each dropout faculty member via email, snail mail, and through personal .......

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  • Writer Name Ahmed Tareq Rashid, Ferdous Jahan
  • Published Date Sunday, 12 March 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
This study aims to i) conduct a feasibility study to establish the viability of medical waste management (MWM) rules implementation, ii) identify the appropriate technology and management model, iii) establish viable final disposal technological options in which the both parties and other actors can participate as partners, and iv) establish a coordination and partnership model in MWM in Bangladesh. In this pilot research BRAC aims to: i) introduce an appropriate waste management system in .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Mizanur Rahman, Lammia Sharmin, Institution of Policy Support Unit-Ministry of Environment and Forest Team
  • Published Date Monday, 12 December 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
The increased number of clinics and hospitals in Bangladesh is resulting in the increased amount of waste generation. Hospital waste contains toxic chemicals and hazardous materials from several diagnostic and treatment processes. The improper disposal of hospital waste in the country poses a high health risk to humans as well as the environment. The improvement of waste management in clinics and hospitals is essential to minimize the spread of infectious diseases. The Association for Rural .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, AMR Chowdhury, NM Kazi
  • Published Date Saturday, 12 December 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC in collaboration with DPHE and UNICEF implemented the project entitled “Building community based arsenic mitigation response capacity” during July 2001 to June 2002 in four upazilas. The objectives of the project are to (i) raise awareness among the community (ii) determine the extent of arsenic contamination in all tubewell water in the project areas; and (iii) develop resource maps of different villages of the project area to locate safe water sources. This report documents the .......

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  • Writer Name Md Zabed Hossain, Shah Noor Mahmud, Munir Ahmed, Md Jakariya
  • Published Date Thursday, 06 June 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
The training manual is designed to increase environmental awareness among Brac's staff and management.

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Md. Jakariya, Mizanur Rahman, Rachael Acott
  • Published Date Monday, 11 November 1996
  • Country Bangladesh
Over the years, there has been a significant rise in the number of private universities in Bangladesh pioneered by the North South University. More than fifty such institutes, mostly concentrated in Dhaka, are playing key role in providing tertiary education to a large number of students alongside public universities. With the realization of the fact that the rate of student dropout from BU is high, this study has been conducted to better understand reasons that lead to dropouts. Dropout can .......

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  • Writer Name Munshi Sulaiman
  • Published Date Thursday, 03 March 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper assesses the impact of arsenic (As) exposure on pregnancy outcomes in Bangladesh. A total of 261 villages from 3 highly As contaminated upazilas of two districts were selected for this study. The upazilas were Faridpur sadar of Faridpur district and Matlab and Shahrasti of Chandpur district. Data were collected from 742 women under 106 CNCs from 100 villages of Faridpur Sadar, 710 women from 55 villages under 80 CNCs of Matlab, and 737 women under 33 CNCs from 106 villages of .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Jakariya, Md. Quaiyum Sarkar, Samina Sultana
  • Published Date Thursday, 09 September 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
Working with a multi-disciplinary team of Ecuadorians, Bangladeshis and Americans, we developed a simple protocol for community-based implementation of kangaroo mother care (CKMC) that does not require birth weight or clinical judgment to identify which newborns should receive CKMC. CKMC could stabilize newborns and possibly reduce neonatal mortality where there is little medical care for newborns and low birth weight (LBW) is common. During their CKMC training, community-based workers .......

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  • Writer Name M Iftekhar Quasem, Nancy L. Sloan, Anita Chowdhury, Salahuddin Ahmed, Beverly Winikoff, AMR Chowdhury
  • Published Date Wednesday, 01 January 2003
  • Country Bangladesh