BRAC health programme evaluation: a case study of labour colony panna textile, Khagan, Savar, Dhaka
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Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans it is the ability of individuals or communities to adapt and self-manage when facing physical, mental or social challenges. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in its 1948 constitution as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." This definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete" Other definitions have been proposed, among which a recent definition that correlates health and personal satisfaction. Classification systems such as the WHO Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), are commonly used to define and measure the components of health. The purpose of this study is to examine health condition providing by BRAC Health Programme and to identify what kinds of diseases suffered by the employee or worker of Panna Textile, Khagan in the last three months. Both the primary and the secondary data have been used in this study. The primary data has been collected through questionnaire survey method. The secondary data has been collected from various published documents in the forms of books, and the internet. In this study, the obtained data has been analyzed through quantitative method by using statistical tools and other arithmetic methods of data analysis that are available and variable. In some case, to present key finding of the data, graphics manner have been used with the aid if charts and tablature presentation. The essence of this study is to convert large quantities of data into condensed forms to facilitate an easy interpretation and understanding for the readers. The study found that Khagan villagers are suffered from fever, the people suffer from cold and asthma respectively. Skin, diarrhea and diabetes are the most. Also found vomiting, cough and worm respectively. Others diseases are weakness, blood pressure, accident, kidney, allergy, headache, constipation, ophthalmological problems, and skin problem in scalp respectively. BRAC Health Programme provides health service to the maximum people of Khagan area which is 43% of the respondents. The payments for health service provided by the BRAC Health Programme are subsidized. Dependence of traditional medicine is still remarkable. 34% respondents take health service from traditional health service providers. 20% respondents take health service from private sector by their own cost. 3% respondents receive heath service from their own organization.