COVID-19

June 20, 2021

Snapshot: 10 ways BRAC has been supporting Cox’s Bazar through the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic created a crisis on top of a crisis in Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million people from the Rohingya community reside in makeshift camps. Here is a snapshot of how BRAC has been supporting the Rohingya and host communities in the region during the pandemic.
June 8, 2021

Equipping households for better hygiene: What BRAC is learning

Can increasing access to portable handwashing devices and soap in people’s homes lead to improved hand hygiene? Here is what we found out.
May 11, 2021

Is COVID-19 over(rated)?: 4 ways BRAC is helping people to continue safe hygiene practices

In a time when COVID-19 infection rate is on the rise in Bangladesh, what approaches could work to enable people to adopt safe hygiene practices? Here’s what we’ve learnt.
May 2, 2021

Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on infants and young children

Conventional wisdom is that the health of young children is not at great risk from COVID-19, but, in the Global South, the space constraints imposed on young children by the pandemic pose a significant risk to the stimulation on which brain development thrives. Early childhood development is further jeopardised by the pandemic’s impact on caregivers.
April 20, 2021

How BRAC’s urban health centres are responding to the pandemic

Health crises have huge social and economic costs as witnessed in the recent COVID-19 pandemic. BRAC is addressing this challenge by promoting preventive healthcare and raising awareness about this deadly pathogen.
March 16, 2021

Community-based healthcare for COVID response: option or necessity?

A year into the onset of the pandemic, years of progress in health and nutrition are being upended. A community-driven response is key to delivering undisrupted, essential healthcare services to the most vulnerable across Bangladesh.
March 8, 2021

On International Women’s Day, meet one of the women behind your Aarong saree

Many women in Bangladesh woke up this morning, draped a saree and went about their day. For women living in rural areas, the saree was likely worn as an everyday item of dress, and for women living in urban areas, the saree could have been worn to a special occasion for International Women’s Day. Today, we share the story of one of the women behind those sarees.
February 25, 2021

COVID-19 resulted in more child marriages. Why?

The transition from in-school to online learning can easily seem like a mechanical one, but it creates new challenges for remote and poor communities. These challenges can lead to devastating consequences for girls.
February 22, 2021

Back to school again: Assessing what students missed during school closings for COVID-19

Schools in Bangladesh have been closed since March 2020, with remote education taking their place. That poses a very practical problem. When students return, each of them will have had greatly varied educational experiences.
February 15, 2021

Back against a wall: Bangladesh’s ready-made garments industry during COVID-19 pandemic

The export-oriented apparel sector of Bangladesh continues to struggle amidst the multiple shocks and vulnerabilities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
October 19, 2020

Stepping up hand hygiene: How to make hand hygiene more accessible and inclusive

Can installing handwashing stations in public places help people adopt the habit of washing hands with soap? Here are our key findings.