Health

March 23, 2020
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Enforcing social distancing: NOW!

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March 22, 2020
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Protecting our heroes: How BRAC is keeping its frontline workers safe

Covid-19 has shut down much of the world. But for many of us, we are working even harder than before.
March 19, 2020
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Working remotely in the time of coronavirus: 6 tips

Suddenly find yourself working from home? Sounds like a dream come true - except that your workload likely hasn’t changed - it's probably more, if anything, which makes the next week (and likely many more) sound more like a coordination nightmare. Here are six tips to stay focused as we navigate these uncertain times.
March 19, 2020
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Early childhood development for a future-proof society

Every child has the right to develop to their full potential, as per the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, yet 200 million children all over the world are unable to do that.
March 16, 2020
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How can you slow down the spread of COVID-19?

Panic and pandemic are in the air. Cough etiquette and social distancing are the new buzzwords.
February 25, 2020
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Disability inclusion long ago, and now

At present, 1 billion people across the world live with some form of a disability. In Bangladesh, considerable progress has been made in disability inclusion and social protection, but we still have a long way to go.
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
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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
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Can we save dying mothers in Bangladesh?

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April 25, 2019
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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
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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.