E-prescription: How feasible is it for Bangladesh

Portable Health Clinic (PHC) is an e-health initiative, jointly developed by Kyushu University, Japan, and Grameen Communications, Bangladesh. This paper is based on the challenges and effectiveness of e-prescription in rural Bangladesh. … Read More

School Based Intervention on Menstrual Hygiene works

A school-based health education study was conducted between April 2012 to April 2013 at Araihazar Upazilla of Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Participants were 416 adolescent female students aged 11–16 years, in grade 6–8, and living … Read More

Unmet need for contraception and unintended pregnancy in Bangladesh

Abstract : Unmet need for contraception and unintended pregnancy are important public health concerns both in developing and developed countries. The aim of the present study was to measure the prevalence of unmet need … Read More

Meaningful Youth Participation

Today in Bangladesh, we have an acute dearth of mid level practitioners, researchers and policy makers. As a result, programs and policies can not live up to their full potential. Many have … Read More

Factors influencing maternal nutrition practices

Improving maternal nutrition practices during pregnancy is essential to save lives and improve health outcomes for both mothers and babies. This paper examines the maternal, household, and health service factors influencing maternal … Read More

A Randomised Controlled Trial to test best practices for delaying child marriage

In 2012, Population council and partners started a 4 year randomised controlled trial, with the aim to find strategies which are proven to be successful in reducing child marriage. BALIKA results show … Read More

Climate Change, Disaster and Gender Vulnerability: A Study on Two Divisions of Bangladesh

  Abstract Bangladesh has become synonymous for climate change induced natural disasters. The environmental consequences of climate change affect men and women differently. Research reveals that disasters reinforce, perpetuate and increase gender … Read More

The Effects of Skill Training on Livelihoods

School dropout rate in Bangladesh is estimated to be about 40 per cent at the secondary level. The majority of the dropouts is most likely to remain unemployed or, if employed, engaged … Read More

Naripokkho Publishes Country Profile on Universal Access to Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Naripokkho is a membership-based, women’s activist organisation working for the advancement of women’s rights and entitlements and building resistance against violence, discrimination and injustice. This Country Profile, developed by Naripokkho, as a … Read More

Engaging Men and Boys in the Journey towards Gender Equality and Women Empowerment: Gender Quality Action Learning

The objectives of the study were to explore the effects of GQAL (Gender Quality Action Learning) programme, initiated by the Gender Justice and Diversity programme of BRAC, on men in the areas … Read More