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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 ...
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 ...
Selling latrines to the poor: how effective it is?
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED), 1996)
BRAC has been promoting personal hygiene practices and the use of safe water and sanitary latrines through its Rural Development Programme (RDP) since 1991. RDP sold a large number of latrines (45,000 as of June 1995) ...
Effects of EPI on nutrition of under-five children In rural Bangladesh: the Matlab experience
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED), 1995-12)
Objectives: This study was done to explore the effect of immunization (as specified in EPI) on under-five children's nutritional status in a rural area of Bangladesh. Methods: The data for this study originated from a ...
Immunization coverage In BRAC member and non-member households: evidence from Matlab, Bangladesh
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED), 1998-07)
BRAC's RDP (Rural Development Programme) targets the poorest of the poor with special emphasis on improving the health and socioeconomic condition of women and children. It is hypothesized that BRAC's economic and ...
Towards 2000: health scenario of Bangladesh
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED), 1999-02)
Reproductive and sexual health promotion in a sensitive socio-cultural environment developing a module for the grassroots
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED), 1999)
The general population of Bangladesh is in poor health, has little access to health facilities, has increasing incidence of STDs and is in close proximity to countries with high rates of HIV/AIDS. Up to date little has ...