Asif Saleh

December 20, 2020

How to confront COVID-19’s cost to girls

No one comes out of a crisis without being changed in some way, and this pandemic is a crisis on a scale we have rarely seen: It has put years of progress in human development at stake; inequity is at its worst.
July 13, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (12 July 2020)

Improving recovery rates are leading to growing social acceptance and less fear of the virus, but issues with the quantity and quality of testing are continuing. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 28, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (27 June 2020)

Bangladesh has crossed 100 days of COVID-19. Testing has plateaued. Health facilities outside the capital remain under strain. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 21, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (20 June 2020)

Confusion around zoning abounds as Bangladesh enters into its fourth month of the COVID-19 crisis. Now is the best time to reap the benefits of wearing masks. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 12, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (12 June 2020)

A steady stream of bad news is outweighing positive efforts in Bangladesh. Read the latest on COVID-19.
May 31, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (30 May 2020)

The lockdown is ending in Bangladesh. The next two weeks offer a window of opportunity to manage the outbreak, with the right prioritisation. Read the latest about COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
May 23, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (23 May 2020)

It is an Eid like no other. Recovery efforts have begun after Cyclone Amphan’s destruction of several coastal regions. The testing conundrum is worsening in the country, and we may be entering the last week of lockdown. Read the latest about COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
May 16, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (16 May 2020)

Bangladesh’s public healthcare system is at a breaking point, and the first two cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. Read the latest about the pandemic in Bangladesh.
May 9, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (8 May 2020)

Bangladesh enters a crucial phase - the lockdown’s gradual exit phase. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
May 2, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (2 May 2020)

One of Bangladesh’s biggest harvests is almost complete, RMG factories are continuing to open, three private hospitals have been given approval to do COVID-19 testing and we have constructed a Khichuri Index to gauge food inflation as a result of the economic shutdown. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
April 28, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (27 April 2020)

The holiest month for Muslims arrives one month into economic shutdown in Bangladesh. BRAC has provided 198,182 families with cash support. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.
April 26, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (25 April 2020)

Bangladesh is experiencing a rapid rise in new cases of COVID-19. Economic shutdown is continuing and hundreds of thousands of people have no income. BRAC has provided 198,069 families with cash support. Read the latest on the situation in Bangladesh and BRAC’s response.