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Taking healthcare where the community is: the story of the Shasthya sebikas of BRAC in Bangladesh
(BRAC University, 2008)
To mitigate the income-erosion effect of illness and vulnerability of the poor households, BRAC, an indigenous Bangladeshi NGO, integrates Essential Health Care (EHC) activities with its microcredit-based poverty-alleviation ...
Developing effective policy strategies to retain health workers in rural Bangladesh: a policy analysis
(© 2015 Rawal et al.; licensee BioMed Central., 2015)
Introduction: Retention of human resources for health (HRH), particularly physicians and nurses in rural and remote areas, is a major problem in Bangladesh. We reviewed relevant policies and provisions in relation to HRH ...
Developing the public health workforce in Asia
(© 2014 Taylor and Francis, 2014)
Harnessing pluralism for better health in Bangladesh
(© 2013 The Lancet, 2013)
How do we explain the paradox that Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in health and human development, yet its achievements have taken place within a health system that is frequently characterised as weak, in terms ...
Exploring the status of retail private drug shops in Bangladesh and action points for developing an accredited drug shop model: a facility based cross-sectional study
(© 2017 BioMed Central Ltd., 2017-07-11)
Background: The private retail drug shops market in Bangladesh is largely unregulated and unaccountable, giving rise to irrational use of drugs and high Out-of-pocket expenditure on health. These shops are served by ...
Career preferences of final year medical students at a medical school in Kenya – a cross sectional study
(© 2016 BMC Medical Education, 2016-01)
Background The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended physician to population ratio is 23:10,000. Kenya has a physician to population ratio of 1.8:10,000 and is among 57 countries listed as having a serious shortage ...
Prevention and control of tuberculosis in workplaces: how knowledgeable are the workers in Bangladesh?
(BMC Public Health, 2015-06)
Background: The National Tuberculosis (TB) Control Programme (NTP) of Bangladesh succeeded in achieving the dual targets of 70 % case detection and 85 % treatment completion as set by the World Health Organization. However, ...
Qualitative insights into promotion of pharmaceutical products in Bangladesh: how ethical are the practices?
(BMC Medical Ethics, 2015-06)
Background: The pharmaceutical market in Bangladesh is highly concentrated (top ten control around 70 % of the market). Due to high competition aggressive marketing strategies are adopted for greater market share, ...
Conventional or interpersonal communication: which works best in disseminating malaria information in an endemic rural Bangladeshi community?
(PloS One, 2014)
Background: Since 2007, BRAC has been implementing malaria prevention and control programme in 13 endemic districts of Bangladesh under the National Malaria Control Programme. This study was done to examine the role of ...
Cross-country analysis of strategies for achieving progress towards global goals for women’s and children’s health
(© Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2016, 2016-02-21)
OBJECTIVE: To identify how 10 low- and middle-income countries achieved accelerated progress, ahead of comparable countries, towards meeting millennium development goals 4 and 5A to reduce child and maternal ...