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  • Digital doctor: Bridging healthcare gaps in remote areas
    26/05/2022

    Popi Akhter’s village is shaped like a bowl. It remains submerged in water for half of the year. During those times, getting anywhere is a near-impossible task. Ajmiriganj is located in the remote haor region – wetlands – in eastern Bangladesh. When 21-year-old Popi was pregnant with her first baby, she experienced complications and n… Read more

  • Data for good: Doing development with digitalisation
    16/05/2022

    BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation programme has been evolving as the needs of the people living in extreme poverty change. In December 2021, the programme went digital, creating easier and faster ways of meeting our participants’ needs. In the 20-years journey of the programme, it’s one of the major milestones achieved. Why was digitalisation need… Read more

  • Malaria elimination: Ambitious or achievable?
    27/04/2022

    The clock is ticking away for the world to reach its malaria targets by 2030. The World Health Organisation estimates 241 million cases of malaria in 2021, which took approximately 627,000 lives globally. Despite the breakthroughs in health, Bangladesh still accounts for 0.15% of the total estimated malaria cases in southeast Asia. Shrinking the ma… Read more

  • Superheroes on the ground: BRAC’s frontline health workers
    27/04/2022

    Warriors, superheroes, guardians. These words might remind us of tall, muscular characters, perhaps with superpowers. People with a responsibility of saving the world from decay. Looking back at BRAC’s 50 years journey, we would like to challenge this popular idea by highlighting superheroes of our own – our community health workers and vol… Read more

  • Tackling water scarcity by harvesting the sky
    21/04/2022

    Lokkhi Mondol is surrounded by water. The sun glitters across the river on the right and ponds are filled with shrimp on her left. But Lokkhi cannot drink from any of it. Her community is part of the 2.5 million people in Bangladesh who are struggling from a lack of drinkable water because of climate change. There is no drinkable water left in Mong… 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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