Bangladesh makes notable growth in primary healthcare

February 22, 2011
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Below is an article published on The Hindu by Aarti Dhar about BRAC’s health interventions in Bangladesh “Bangladesh focussed strongly on the disadvantaged section of society, particularly women, in the past three decades that led to employment, availability of micro-credit, education and overall empowerment. These were the building blocks of good health in the country,” according to Timothy G. Evans, Dean of James P. Grant School of Public Health at the BRAC University in Dhaka.

Below is an article published on The Hindu by Aarti Dhar about BRAC’s health interventions in Bangladesh

“Bangladesh focussed strongly on the disadvantaged section of society, particularly women, in the past three decades that led to employment, availability of micro-credit, education and overall empowerment. These were the building blocks of good health in the country,” according to Timothy G. Evans, Dean of James P. Grant School of Public Health at the BRAC University in Dhaka.

Citing examples of low-cost effective interventions, Dr. Evans said oral rehydration therapy (ORT) was one such method that was promoted to prevent diarrhoea, which was a major cause of infant mortality. It was the group of non-governmental organisations under the BRAC that popularised the ORT with remarkable results.

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