Stay Informed: BRAC in the Media

BD to get rid of hunger by 2030
A Bangladesh Today article
18 June, 2015 Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday said
Bangladesh is going to get rid of hunger by 2030 as it is marching
ahead economically, reports UNB. "We do hope we'll be to build Bangladesh as a country free from hunger by 2030 while the world has set a target to remove its poverty before the end of the century," he told a discussion in the capital. BRAC, a leading non-government organisation, arranged the discussion on 'Eradicating Ext......Read More

Food Safety in Bangladesh: Current Scenario, Challenges and Prospects
A Directorate General of Health Services article by Dr. Kaosar Afsana
7 April 2015

Did you recently take fruits to your relative's house who was sick? And are you thinking about buying large fish from your favorite superstore to entertain your guest at coming weekend's dinner? Or maybe you will return home this evening with lots of sweets to celebrate the good result of your kid. All the activities that have been mentioned are actually very common in our society and they bring s......Read More

The English and Information Technology for Adolescents (EITA) project
A UNESCO Bangkok article by Andrew Jones and Mostofa Mohiuddin
24 March 2015

A British Council mobile learning programme has evolved out of a project delivered in partnership with BRAC. The English and Information Technology for Adolescents (EITA) project develops English communicative and IT skills to adolescent girls from rural poor areas of Bangladesh. This is achieved by girls accessing British Council learning content through netbooks and sessions taking place in the safe an......Read More

BRAC enters sanitation Hall of Fame
At the 14th World Toilet Summit 2015, BRAC received the "Hall of Fame
Award" for significant contributions to the sanitation sector in
On 20 January, BRAC received the "Hall of Fame Award" for significant contributions to the sanitation sector in Bangladesh. The award was handed to Dr. Akramul Islam at the 14th World Toilet Summit 2015 in Delhi by Dr. Subramanian Swamy MP, Former Minister of India, and Jack Sim Founder of the World Toilet Organization. Minister Devend......Read More

Sharing successes and future strategy of the BRAC WASH Programme in dissemination workshop
We have started the final year for reaching the Millennium Development
Goals, including the one aiming to provide safe water for and access
to sanitation for half the world population. The Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene (WASH) programme of BRAC is one of the largest sanitation implementation programmes in the world working successfully towards reaching that goal in Bangladesh. BRAC WASH Programme director Dr Akramul Islam used a dissemination workshop to share results as well as ch......Read More

600 trained to reach out to the unreachable
As many as 600 volunteers were imparted training to reach out to women
of childbearing age, who otherwise have no access to healthcare
centres, and for improving access to healthcare for mothers and
children. In collaboration with a multinational company, the BRAC Pakistan has provided training to more than 600 volunteer women belonging to Pakpattan, Sahiwal and Sukkur districts. The volunteer women from marginalized communities attended awareness workshops on mother and child h......Read More

The small miracles of Sir Abed
"Poverty reduction, boom in girls' education, increased life
expectancy...Progress in Bangladesh has been spectacular. Behind this
success: Fazle Hasan Abed and NGOs. " Read more in the original French
article here. Links: ------ [1] Hasan_LAT18_2104.pdf...Read More

Development far beyond the boundaries
Although BRAC is the biggest NGO in the world, still many people in
the Netherlands do not know BRAC's work. That is about to change. At 9
December 2014, the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant reported on BRAC's
activities and BRAC's unique anti-poverty approach across the world. The journalist commented on the unique combination of BRAC's micro investments program and BRAC Enterprises. By generating revenues through BRAC Enterprises, BRAC is more independent fromdonors than many other ......Read More

Floating schools bring learning to Badjao, Sama kids

The Inquirer article by Julie S. Alipala and Karlos Manlupig
11th November, 2014 BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi--By learning how to count, Arabella Giya, 8, and her brother Adrian, 7, now know how to price their fish catch. "My kids are learning not only words and numbers but also how to do business like selling fish. They know how many fish is equivalent to a certain price," Panaglasa Sahiduan Giya said. Arabella and Adrian are among 30 pupils of a school boat operated by the Bangladesh ......Read More

Community health workers help tackling pneumonia
The Daily Star article by Dr Tapash Roy and Dr Sadia
16 November 2014
Pneumonia is a common disease that affects the lungs and a major
cause of childhood mortality and morbidity in developing countries like Bangladesh where it contributes to about a quarter of all deaths among children under the age of five years. Although safe and low cost antibiotics are available in Bangladesh for prevention and control of pneumonia, 46% of cases received care from unqualified providers and 17......Read More

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