November 24, 2019

Three ways BRAC creates a mental health-friendly workplace

Mental wellbeing is a major public health concern of this era. It contributes about 14 per cent to the total global affliction of diseases, making it a fundamental indicator of health.
October 10, 2019
BLOG Health

Scars that last a lifetime

Child sexual abuse is more common than we think. Its devastating effects on young minds can last a lifetime. On #WorldMentalHealthDay, addressing this dire issue can be a start to saving a generation.
July 1, 2019

Quality, affordable healthcare across the capital

Healthcare costs are rapidly increasing, with approximately two-thirds being covered by out-of-pocket expenditure in Bangladesh. Up to five million people are pushed into poverty every year because of healthcare costs.
May 28, 2019
BLOG Health

Can we save dying mothers in Bangladesh?

April 25, 2019
BLOG Health

Closing the door on one of the world’s oldest diseases

Malaria has wreaked havoc for mankind for over 500,000 years. Thankfully, new strategies have led to a decline in disease incidence and mortality. The fight against humanity’s oldest disease rages on but Bangladesh is paving the way with remarkable strides taken so far.
April 4, 2019
BLOG Health

Community health workers: The unsung superheroes

Imagine waking up one morning to find out the home that you lived in for years is reduced to ashes, all your assets are gone, your family members are injured and left with no food, money or shelter. Now, imagine being pregnant or having a pregnant wife only a week away from her delivery date in this situation. Scary? Given the frequent slum fires and violent eviction drives – unfortunately this is not a very uncommon scenario in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
February 7, 2019
BLOG Health

Breaking bad and doing good: The fight against TB in 2018

From breaking new grounds in the labs and on the ground, we continued to strengthen Bangladesh to succeed in its fight against the age-old threat of tuberculosis.
January 10, 2019
BLOG Health

Winter is here. How prepared are you?

Winter is a fun and festive season, with steaming pithas, tea and cosy conversations. As fun as it is, the chilly weather can cause the common cold and other viral illnesses. How much do you know about it? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.
November 5, 2018
BLOG Health

The quiet power of listening

We live in a world where mental health conditions are severely misunderstood. 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem every year, yet a culture of silence and stigma run deep, making it difficult for people to seek support.
October 24, 2018
BLOG Health

Why has the decline of maternal deaths stalled in Bangladesh?

In 2010, Bangladesh achieved something remarkable; much to the confusion of many, the number of women dying during labor dropped dramatically from 650 in 100,000 live births in the 70s to only 194 — a 70% reduction. This is a dramatic decline that was termed by observers as “one of the great mysteries of global health.”
October 16, 2018
BLOG Health

Food for thought: Ways to end world hunger

Hunger is devastating. Tonight, close to one billion people around the world will go to bed hungry. Tomorrow they’ll do the same. And the same the day after. Their children are also likely to be caught in this damaging cycle.
September 27, 2018
BLOG Health

What’s stressing our hearts?