March 19, 2020
BLOG Health

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

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
BLOG Health

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
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.