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BRAC Recognises media efforts to report on TB
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major public health problems in Bangladesh and its neighbouring countries for decades. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Bangladesh ranks seventh among the 22 highest TB-burdened countries. Government, Donor Agencies and NGOs came forward to combat the control of TB. BRAC considered tuberculosis control work as early as 1984 and in 1994 BRAC became the first NGO in the country to sign a MOU with the government of Bangladesh to expand directly o......Read More

Entrepreneur from BRAC Pakistan receives award
BRAC Pakistan's entrepreneur Abida Perveen and her loan officer Nasreen Akhtar from Multan received the award for 'Most Innovative MFI' during the ninth Citi-PPAF Micro-entrepreneurship Awards 2014 held at Serena Hotel, Islamabad on 31 March 2015. Abida Perveen and Nasreen Akhtar also received USD 1,165 (PKR 120,000) as cash prize along with the award. Jointly organised by Citi Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Citibank, and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), the awards aim to recogn......Read More

WASH & CLEAN in the labour ward
A knowledge dissemination workshop on 'WASH & CLEAN in the labour ward: A situation analysis in India and Bangladesh"was held on 25 March 2015 at BRAC Centre Auditorium. The Bangladesh part of this study is a collaboration between BRAC and the University of Aberdeen, UK with funding support from the Soapbox Collaborative, UK. In the workshop, findings of the study on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and infection prevention practices in maternity unit of hospital was shared withstakeholders ......Read More

BRAC Media Award 2015: 3 media houses, 23 journalists honoured for reporting on TB
24 March 2015, Dhaka. Three national media houses and 23 journalists from national and local newspapers have won the BRAC Media Award 2015 for their special reports on tuberculosis issues. The winners will receive the award from the honourable minister of the ministry of health and family welfare at a grand ceremony on march 24, World TB Day. This award ceremony is one of the major events organised on the occasion of the day in the country. A three-member jury gave its judgment after a scrutin......Read More

BRAC partners with TOMS to provide safe births
February 27, 2015. Support through sales of TOMS Bags will help provide the conditions necessary for a safe and sanitary birth for women in Bangladesh BRAC announces a partnership with TOMS today that will help provide safe conditions for childbirth for expecting mothers in developing countries, starting in Bangladesh. Formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, BRAC is a global leader in providing cost-effective healthcare and other anti-poverty solutions to empower the world's poor,......Read More

We mourn
21 February 2015, Dhaka. Engineer Abul Iqbal Mohammed Monsoor, Director, Construction and Maintenance (Chief Engineer), BRAC passed away on Friday, February 20th, at 9pm at Apollo Hospital, Dhaka. He was 61 years old. Engr. Monsoor was the son of Late Md Azizur Rahman of Rangarchar, Ambari Bazar, Sunamganj. He completed his graduation in Civil Engineering from BUET in 1977. He is a life member and Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh and also a member of Canadian Council of Engineers......Read More

Launching workshop on BRAC nutrition and early childhood development project evaluation
On 16 February, 2015, BRAC held a launching workshop for its collaborative evaluation study with the American Institute for Research (AIR). The Evaluation of the BRAC Nutrition and Early Childhood Programme is being carried out under a grant from the Nutrition Embedding Evaluation Programme (NEEP), a four-year programme agreement between the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the US based donor organisation PATH. Malnutrition and under-nutrition among young ......Read More

Over a million Bangladeshis sign the petition Up For School
jQuery Slider Accordion by v1.7 17 February 2015, Dhaka. BRAC collected over 1.2 million signatures to support the petition Up For School initiated by the global movement-A World at School campaign. There are more than 58 million children out of school in the world. The campaign aims to mobilise global population to make sure the world leaders keep their promises to secure every child's right to education by the end of 2015. Celebrating this achievement BRAC’......Read More

Microfinance Leaders Welcome Two New Members to Join Working Group
12 February 2015, WASHINGTON, DC - The Microfinance CEO Working Group welcomes two new members to their international collaboration: Lauren Hendricks, Executive Director of CARE's Access Africa program, and Shameran Abed, Director of BRAC's microfinance program. Tanzania-based Hendricks and Bangladesh-based Abed join the Working Group's efforts to support the positive development of the microfinance industry, so the field can reach its full potential of bringing responsible microfinance and rela......Read More

Maya Apa - Help at hand - Bangladesh’s first app by women for women
02 February 2015, Dhaka. In partnership with BRAC, has launched the first ever one-touch help service app for women in Bangladesh. 'Maya Apa' is an android-based mobile application, designed, developed, and implemented by female engineers, doctors, and entrepreneurs. It allows women (or any other user) to post questions anonymously, on health, legal and psychosocial issues. Within 48 hours, experts respond with tailor-made answers. Maya Apa mobile app is based on the hugely success......Read More

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