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Quote Rural healthcare goes digital

With an aim to bring health service onto the doorstep of rural people, a project is on to prepare a database of mothers and their children in Chirirbandar of Dinajpur.  Started in October 2013, health workers have already prepared a database of 1,845 mothers and 7,689 children in the upazila in the last five months. In Durgapur village, a health worker of the project, Shahnaj Parveen, was seen entering health related data using a web application installed in her tablet PC. “I never .. Read More

Youths urged to help fight repression of women

Government officials and celebrities yesterday called upon the youth to come forward to prevent violence against women and child marriage. The call came from the awarding ceremony of the Online Photo Contest 2013, a UNFPA programme to raise awareness among the youth over repression of women. According to the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, 87 percent of the country's women and girls experience gender-based violence in their lifetime, while 64 percent of girls are marri .. Read More

The Daily Star (Survey on Women Reveals)

Survey on Women Reveals Most abused at homes .. Read More

Midwives in the Service of Life

  Not so long ago, in Mymensingh, Sufia gave birth to her first child. She went into labour in her home, on the outskirt of the city, with her mother-in-law and a neighbour to support her. The labour took a long time and the family contacted the local health care facility to ask if they could check upon Sufia. They did not have time to attend to her but said everything was fine. “Births take time” the person said without examining or checking Sufia or the baby. Sufia felt .. Read More

Midwifery in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Midwifery Society (BMS) Accountability in the development of midwifery in Bangladesh .. Read More

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