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
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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
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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
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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
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Abstract : Using several large scale datasets/reports (such as, reports of Agricultural Censuses conducted by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, the longitudinal repeat household surveys of 62 villages maintained by the first author and the household census for about 60,000 households conducted for an impact assessment study financed by the 3ie of the Global Development Network), this paper provides extensive information on the changes in the tenancy market and shows the number of small .......

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  • Writer Name Mahabub Hossain, Mohammad Abdul Malek, Narayan Chandra Das
  • Published Date Monday, 03 March 2014
  • Country Bangladesh
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Abstract : Gender Justice and Diversity unit of BRAC had a project on sensitizing young people especially girls and community people about sexual harassment in selected areas in Dhaka city in 2011 so that they might act as an individual and collective change maker and protect, protest and resist such incidence. This study aimed to look into the changes in knowledge and attitudes of those school girls regarding sexual harassment and the changes in reporting rate about the issue as mentioned .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Tuesday, 27 August 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
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Environmental Sanitation at Rural Households in BRAC WASH-I Programme AreasNepal C Dey and Tahera Akter AbstractA comprehensive intervention of safe water, sanitation and hygiene is required to ensure environmental sanitation, thus, to break the cycle of disease transmission. BRAC WASH-I programme has been working in 150 upazilas (sub-districts) since 2006 to improve health status of the rural poor. This study aimed to measure indicators of environmental sanitation by economic groups .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey and Tahera Akter
  • Published Date Thursday, 18 April 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
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Abstract : To avert deaths from postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), Manoshi initiated community health workers (CHW) administered oral misoprostol (400µg) to women following childbirth either at delivery centers or home in slums of Dhaka and under Gazipur City Corporation in 2009. To study whether the supervised use of misoprostol would reduce primary PPH following childbirth including its feasibility and community acceptability. A non-randomized control trial was undertaken among 3,900 women in .......

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  • Writer Name Morsheda Banu, Shamsun Nahar and Hashima-E-Nasreen
  • Published Date Wednesday, 10 April 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
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 Abstract :    Besides other reasons, to meet the commitments towards Millennium Development Goals BRAC introduced the Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction/Targeting Ultra Poor programme. To facilitate the programme, thus bring positive changes in the life of ultra poor, a Gram Daridro Bimochon Committee, comprising the elite of the community, was formed. The committee appeared to have a short active life. The study ethnographically observed the life cycle of a committee from its .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Rafi, Mrinmoy Samadder, Ashrafuzzaman Khan
  • Published Date Tuesday, 19 February 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
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Abstract : The study aimed to explore the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of households with and without child domestic workers (CDW), and explore the causes and process of becoming CDWs in Bangladesh. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used to collect data. A purposive sampling technique was applied to select the sample locations. Data were collected from six districts of Bangladesh:Mymensingh, Kishoreganj, Jamalpur, Bhola, Kurigram, Chapai Nawabganj, and a slum .......

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  • Writer Name Shubarna Chowdhury, Md. Akramul Islam, Jesmin Akther
  • Published Date Saturday, 19 January 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
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 Abstract : Male partner involvement in maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) care has been around for a long time but nothing has been done since nobody has figured out how to do it on a large scale. We assessed men`s knowledge and their awareness of their wives` actual practices regarding MNCH care issues. The study was conducted in four improving maternal, neonatal and child survival` (IMNCS) intervention districts (Nilphamari, Rangpur, Gaibandha and Mymensingh) of BRAC and two .......

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  • Writer Name Shumona Sharmin Salam, Margaret J. Leppard, Md. Mahfuz Al Mamun and Hashima-E-Nasreen
  • Published Date Sunday, 09 September 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
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 AbstractL : This paper aims to measure the changes in the type and depth of knowledge and understanding on sexual and reproductive health and gender issues, and how they obtained that knowledge. Secondly, changes in the ways in which adolescents werepractically applying this understanding, or intended to apply it in their own lives (or not) were determined; if not, then reasons for not doing so were determined. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed in this research .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim, Mst. Ashrafun Nahar and Fathema Zhura Khatoon
  • Published Date Sunday, 09 September 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
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