health nutrition and population programme

November 12, 2017
BLOG General

A pioneer in public health policy wins US Medical Award of Excellence

Dr Mushtaque Chowdhury, our vice chairperson and advisor to the chairperson and founder of BRAC, was honoured with the Medical Award of Excellence on 11 November.
October 23, 2017
BLOG

The women on the frontline of the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis

From a bird’s-eye-view, if one were to look at the vast settlements where people from Rakhine state of Myanmar are currently residing, they would see many pink dots purposefully moving about. This rush of pink are BRAC’s women humanitarian workers delivering life-saving services, specifically to women and girls who make up more than half of the 589,000 people who have come to Bangladesh since 25 August.
October 17, 2017
BLOG Health

Bangladesh completes world’s second largest cholera vaccination campaign

When a population the size of Luxembourg moves to an area less than 1% the size of where it came from, in a matter of weeks, with no water, sanitation or hygiene facilities, an outbreak of a life-threatening disease turns from a terrifying possibility into a very real threat.
October 11, 2017
BLOG Health, WASH

Averting a mass health crisis at Bangladesh’s most popular holiday destination

People are arriving by the thousands every day to Cox’s Bazar, but they are not wearing flowery hats and carrying beach towels.