Stay Informed: BRAC in the Media

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

Microcredit loans are beautiful, in South Sudan or Scarborough
The Star by Catherine Porter
7th October. 2014

Where do you think the world's biggest development agency is based? Washington? London? Paris? Try, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It's called BRAC -- formerly the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, but that was before it started working in Afghanistan, Uganda, South Sudan . . . and employed as many people as live in Guelph. BRAC is not a rural committee anymore. It's a global powerhouse. The organization was created out......Read More

The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution
The New York Times article by Amy Lee
14 August 2014
Khulna, Bangladesh -- On a hot morning in southern Bangladesh, an
hour from the port city of Khulna, parents with small children waited at a three-room clinic set amid bamboo groves and jackfruit trees. The children's ailments ranged from coughs to eye infections, but none were there for diarrhea, even though it is the world's second-largest killer of children under age five, after pneumonia. Shamim Parvez, a doctor at this fre......Read More

Women cricketers to make a stand against early forced marriage

A Boxscore News article
England women's cricketers Heather Knight, Lydia Greenway and Tammy Beaumont met two female Bangladeshi cricketers and International Development Minister, Desmond Swayne at Lord's today (Monday July 21) to discuss issues around sport, women's empowerment and early forced marriage, ahead of the Prime Minister's Girl Summit 2014. Bangladesh-based charity BRAC has flown in the two young female cricketers, Mitu Roy and Tania Akter, from their Adolescent Deve......Read More

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