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  • Stepping up hand hygiene: How to make hand hygiene more accessible and inclusive
    19/10/2020

    Evidence shows that regular and thorough handwashing can lead to better health outcomes for all, and organisations have been working for years to promote this key behaviour globally. Despite that, the habit of handwashing with soap still remains unpracticed across many contexts. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, global health experts stressed t… Read more

  • Building resilience amidst growing food insecurity crisis
    18/10/2020

    The public health impact of COVID-19 has been devastating, taking the lives of over one million people globally. As time passes, the global community is becoming increasingly concerned about the next crisis: the economic disaster of COVID-19. Lockdowns in low to lower-middle income countries are causing massive shocks to already fragile economies. Read more

  • Study explores COVID-19 impact on the lives of garment workers
    18/10/2020

    “The global supply chain is detrimental to workers’ rights”, remarked Dr Sanchita Banerjee Saxena while presenting findings of a new study on Bangladeshi garment workers in a webinar “Covid-19 experience: Workers’ perspective” on 30 September 2020. The webinar was organised by Mapped in Bangladesh (MiB) project of Centre for Ent… Read more

  • Snapshot: 30 ways BRAC supports girl children
    13/10/2020

    Girl children often discontinue education when they are married early, because of peer pressure from their new in-laws and lack of time, as a result of being occupied with domestic duties such as household chores and raising children. 1.7 million girl students and women received services through the BRAC Education Programme in 2019, including 377,2… Read more

  • How do we get more people to wash hands?
    13/10/2020

    It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when Meena became a national icon for children across Bangladesh but it is easy to remember how. Among other things, Meena taught a generation of children the importance of handwashing to fight transmissible diseases, and likely nudged a number of them to pick up healthy handwashing habits. It has been estimated… Read more

the Guardian

Has a Bangladesh charity found a way to banish extreme poverty?

The Guardian
06/12/2016
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The Economist

Graduating from destitution

The Economist
01/08/2015
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the Guardian

BRAC’s Founder wins 2015 World Food Prize

The Guardian
02/07/2015
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New York Times

The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution

New York Times
14/08/2014
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