Healthcare

Lives deprived of hope

Twelve-year-old Rubaiya’s world is limited to her bed. A resident of the Korail slum in the capital, she lives in a dark windowless tin-shed shanty. She has not seen a glimpse of the sky in the last three years. The last time she went on a trip outside was seven years ago, at her grandmother’s home in Cumilla.

January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

When health(care) comes at a high price

It is high time authorities looked into the situation and made healthcare affordable for all. While increased budgetary allocation would be an essential component, its effective and exhaustive utilisation is also key.

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

Lives deprived of hope

Twelve-year-old Rubaiya’s world is limited to her bed. A resident of the Korail slum in the capital, she lives in a dark windowless tin-shed shanty. She has not seen a glimpse of the sky in the last three years. The last time she went on a trip outside was seven years ago, at her grandmother’s home in Cumilla.

January 5, 2023
January 5, 2023

Cutting out-of-pocket medical costs: Govt target ever elusive

A decade ago, the government set a target of bringing out-of-pocket health care expenses down to 32 percent by 2032, but the burden of medical spending on people has only gotten heavier over the years.

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Why is dengue becoming such a serious public health threat?

The spread of dengue across the country requires better public health preparedness

October 8, 2022
October 8, 2022

Kamrul Islam: A doctor who has won the hearts of the general people

Free medical care and consultancy, year after year – the words may sound like fantasy but in reality, it is a benevolence that is being offered by many. One of these people is Dr Kamrul Islam, who has been winning the hearts of people across the country with his compassion. He has been performing kidney transplants free of cost for the last decade, along with providing his patients follow-up services.

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

Prioritise safety, not profit

Health sector must reduce alarming rate of C-section

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

Here's how public-private partnerships can improve the healthcare sector

Public-private partnerships can lead to a more equitable and accessible health sector.

July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

Healthcare centres under local bodies: Even basic services not being delivered

Urban healthcare centres, run by the local government bodies, are failing to provide even the basic reproductive health and nutrition services due to a lack of human resources, found a study released yesterday

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

We need a social business model of medicine production

Patent-free global medicine production is the way to go in order to fight the next pandemic.

May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022

Marketing pills or monetizing pain? One family’s greed destroys thousands

Empire of Pain is a wondrous achievement of investigative journalism.