Asif Saleh

September 7, 2021

COVID-19 in Bangladesh: Update from Asif Saleh (6 September 2021)

Bangladesh is emerging out of its worst wave of the pandemic. Daily infection rates have dropped below 10% for the third day in a row. Schools are set to re-open after the longest closure in the world, and BRAC is supporting the Government of Bangladesh’s push for mass vaccination. Read more from Asif Saleh, Executive Director of BRAC:
August 26, 2021

COVID-19 has signalled a time for change – what does this mean for international development?

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us a chance to rethink our social contract - to reshape how we collaborate and cooperate with each other. The vastly unequal effects of the pandemic exposed the cracks that exist in how we support each other, both within countries and between countries. With the widening of pre-existing inequities, years of progress made in human development are now at stake.
August 2, 2021

COVID-19 in Bangladesh: Update from Asif Saleh (31 July 2021)

The Delta variant continues to ravage Bangladesh, with July having the most fatalities to COVID-19 to date. BRAC has launched a campaign to support families hit the hardest, and the Community Fort for Resisting COVID-19 project is running at full speed. In addition, we update you on rising cases and flooding in Cox’s Bazar, in both the Rohingya camps and host communities.
July 13, 2021

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (9 July 2021)

Bangladesh is being devastated by the delta variant. BRAC is building a fort of resistance within communities to combat the virus. We are racing against time and building the plane as we are flying. More from Asif Saleh, Executive Director, BRAC Bangladesh:
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.
July 13, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (12 July 2020)

Improving recovery rates are leading to growing social acceptance and less fear of the virus, but issues with the quantity and quality of testing are continuing. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 28, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (27 June 2020)

Bangladesh has crossed 100 days of COVID-19. Testing has plateaued. Health facilities outside the capital remain under strain. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 21, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (20 June 2020)

Confusion around zoning abounds as Bangladesh enters into its fourth month of the COVID-19 crisis. Now is the best time to reap the benefits of wearing masks. Read the latest on COVID-19.
June 12, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (12 June 2020)

A steady stream of bad news is outweighing positive efforts in Bangladesh. Read the latest on COVID-19.
May 31, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (30 May 2020)

The lockdown is ending in Bangladesh. The next two weeks offer a window of opportunity to manage the outbreak, with the right prioritisation. Read the latest about COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
May 23, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (23 May 2020)

It is an Eid like no other. Recovery efforts have begun after Cyclone Amphan’s destruction of several coastal regions. The testing conundrum is worsening in the country, and we may be entering the last week of lockdown. Read the latest about COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
May 16, 2020

COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (16 May 2020)

Bangladesh’s public healthcare system is at a breaking point, and the first two cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar. Read the latest about the pandemic in Bangladesh.