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COVID-19 response: Getting services to those in the most need

Responding to the new coronavirus outbreak with the goal of reaching 80 million of the most vulnerable families across Bangladesh. Our COVID-19 response is focused on the highest risk areas: urban slums, refugee settlements and people living in ultra-poverty.

All your questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine

All your queries regarding vaccination centres managed by BRAC

For any queries about COVID-19 vaccination in Bangladesh, please visit https://surokkha.gov.bd


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COVID-19 vaccination is in full swing in Bangladesh. BRAC is proud to be supporting the Government of Bangladesh in its national mass vaccination initiatives, through managing centres in Dhaka and rural areas, as well as informing the public about vaccination, myth-busting, and directing people to vaccination services.

With the support of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and a coalition of partners, the Community Fort for Resisting COVID-19 (CFRC) community-level behaviour change initiative is reaching 81 million people across 35 high-risk areas.

In collaboration with UNFPA and FAO, and with the support of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the Community Support Team Dhaka (CST Dhaka) project is reaching 21 million people to slow community transmission in Dhaka North and South City Corporation areas.

The Dakche Abar Desh (Bangladesh Calls Again) campaign, which was initiated in 2020, in collaboration with Grameenphone, has been restarted and is providing emergency cash support to people in extreme poverty who have been hit the hardest by nationwide lockdowns.

Updates

No alternative to community resilience against COVID-19: In conversation with Suzanne Mueller, Head of Cooperation/Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh

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"Wear masks and defeat COVID-19": From Hazera Begum, a community health worker


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COVID-19 in Bangladesh: Update from Asif Saleh (31 July 2021)


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How do we build forts of resistance against COVID-19?


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COVID-19: Update from Asif Saleh (9 July 2021)


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How BRAC's urban health centres are responding to the pandemic


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Community-based healthcare for COVID response: option or necessity?


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Responding to a global crisis with local solutions


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Meet Bangladesh's quietest frontline heroes on International Women's Day


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BRAC initiates community resilience to prevent Covid-19


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Changing mask-wearing norms is no easy task, but it is possible


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CSO Alliance demands vaccine priority for field-level NGO workers


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Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) talking about COVID-19 vaccination process

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Child marriage has been on the rise during the pandemic due to a rise in poverty and schools being closed

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How to confront COVID-19's cost to girls


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The impact of Covid-19 on child marriage and other gender-based violence


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Opinion: Overcoming the Learning Divide: Assessing What Students Missed During School Closings for COVID-19

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Three lessons from the Global South on combating the pandemic


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Opinion: From Cox's Bazar — how to address refugee needs amid COVID-19

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The Khichuri Index: What do economic changes due to COVID-19 mean for average wage earners in Bangladesh?

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Tele-counselling support can help tackle Covid-19 mental health issues


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PBS NewsHour:
Densely populated Bangladesh faces immense infection control challenge

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Masks and Handwashing vs. Physical Distancing: Do We Really Have Evidence-based Answers for Policymakers in Resource-limited Settings?

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Cash transfers to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic


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BRAC's lessons from Ebola for COVID-19


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Manoshi: Ensuring maternal care in a pandemic


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Adapting to the new normal: how BRAC is protecting its workforce


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From the ground

COVID-19 Response Strategy

We are leveraging our country-wide reach, relationships and almost 50 years of frontline experience in the field — pouring our collective expertise and dedication into protecting the most vulnerable communities.

Our approach is based on decades of experience responding to previous disease outbreaks, including HIV, TB, AIDS, Cholera and Ebola:

  • Using our massive scale and network in Bangladesh
  • Building on a history of strong government partnership in public health
  • Leveraging nationwide community healthcare network and community level presence
  • Being a platform for innovation and coordination of support
  • Reaching the most vulnerable at the last mile
  • Putting women at the centre of our work in humanitarian-development nexus
  • Providing thought leadership and contextual analysis as the pandemic evolves

Research

COVID-19 Response Partners

 

Our work is possible because of a network of committed supporters: governments, foundations, companies, and individuals who generously give time and resources. We thank them for their dedication to building a world that works for us all.

                                                   


BRAC Centre
75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212
Bangladesh
+88 02 2222 81265

Queries and support
covid19response@brac.net

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