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The path to universal health coverage in Bangladesh : bridging the gap of human resources for health (English)

Bangladesh is committed to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by 2032; to this end, the government of Bangladesh is exploring policy options to increase fiscal space for health and expand coverage while improving service quality and availability. ... See More +

Publication 96623 MAY 22, 2015

El-Saharty,Sameh; Sparkes,Susan Powers; Barroy,Helene; Ahsan,Karar Zunaid; Ahmed,Syed Masud Disclosed

Harnessing the demographic dividend in Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh has made significant economic progress and remarkable strides in many areas of human development. The last three-year trend in gross domestic product was an upturn of more than 6 percent a year, which is equal to some of the best performing Asian economies. ... See More +

Brief 93554 NOV 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ahsan, Karar Zunaid; May, John F. Disclosed

Policy options for tackling noncommunicable diseases in Bangladesh (English)

Several key messages are relayed in this brief. Bangladesh is undergoing an epidemiologic transition with a growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) accounting for a larger proportion of mortality and morbidity. ... See More +

Brief 93857 JUL 01, 2014

El-Saharty, Sameh; Ahsan, Karar Zunaid Disclosed

Tackling noncommunicable diseases in Bangladesh : now is the time (English)

This report is organized in such a way that the key policy options and strategic priorities are based on the country context, including the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and associated risk factors and the existing capacity of the health system. ... See More +

Publication 80752 AUG 21, 2013

Ahsan,Karar Zunaid; El-Saharty,Sameh; Engelgau,Michael Maurice; Koehlmoos,Tracey Lynn Perez Disclosed

Beliefs and practices during pregnancy and childbirth in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh (English)

Worldwide urbanization has become a crucial issue in recent years. Bangladesh, one of the poorest and most densely-populated countries in the world, has been facing rapid urbanization. ... See More +

Journal Article 102434 SEP 17, 2012

Nuzhat Choudhury; Allisyn C Moran; M Ashraful Alam; Ahsan,Karar Zunaid; Rashid,Sabina Faiz; Peter Kim Streatfield Disclosed

Glue sniffing and other risky practices among street children in urban Bangladesh (English)

The inhalation of solvents among children and adolescents for recreational purposes has been a long standing problem in the developed world, although it is an emerging issue in South Asia, especially in urban areas. ... See More +

Health Sector Review 70431 NOV 27, 2011

Mahmud, Iffat; Ahsan, Karar Zunaid; Claeson, Mariam Disclosed