The world celebrated this year's Mothers’ Day indoors. But for many expectant mothers, this is a time of anxiety. Dr Mirana Zaman talks about how the pandemic is affecting women in low-income households physically and emotionally.
Dhaka is facing an impending water crisis. What can we do about it? BRAC Institute of Governance and Development’s latest State of Cities report focuses on water governance, how we use water and what the future of water in Dhaka looks like.
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.
In crisis, firefighters are met with delay in reaching their destinations due to the traffic that plagues the city. The problem is compounded further when large, curious crowds gather around places of incidents. In the chaos and confusion, do we lose sight of the grim reality, that it is lives that are at stake?
Bangladesh is a country the size of New York but with a population that’s 8.5 times as large - 165 million people live in Bangladesh, compared to New York’s 19 million. 1 in 3 people in the country’s capital, Dhaka, live in urban slums.
Dhaka Match Colony is a slum in the peripheries of South Dhaka. In many ways, it is the quintessential urban slum - inadequate housing, cramped alleys and piles of solid waste clogging its waterways. The slum, however, has recently been transforming itself.
Maya Apa, a digital wellbeing assistant, is re-inventing the way people from all walks of life access specialist advice on health, lifestyle and legal matters. It combines AI and real doctors to connect users to experts.
Living in Dhaka is a challenge, no matter who you are. Traffic is manic, there are motorcyclists cruising the footpaths and people are forced to walk on the streets. There are no designated bus lanes and no bus stops. The roads are home to everything and everyone. Buses, cars, rickshaws, CNGs and people coexist in a situation where anything can happen at any time.