health care

The health challenges for the urban poor

Bangladesh is being urbanised at a rapid pace, fuelled by rural poverty, climate change and the promise of a better economic future.

April 3, 2019
April 3, 2019

Health issues of RMG workers need attention

Garment workers have received a fair share of attention over the last few years due to their poor working conditions, low wages and benefits, and inadequate facilities at their factories of employment.

March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019

The health challenges for the urban poor

Bangladesh is being urbanised at a rapid pace, fuelled by rural poverty, climate change and the promise of a better economic future.

May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016

Healthier mothers for a brighter future

Providing all pregnant Bangladeshi women with iron and folic acid would decrease the risk of anaemia in mothers by 69 percent and reduce low-weight births by nearly 3 percent. The majority of the benefits would come from avoiding lifelong productivity losses that arise from low birth weight.

December 12, 2015
December 12, 2015

Investing in better trained doctors

Bangladesh has witnessed significant gains in the primary health care sector under the stewardship of the government...