Work, gender roles, and health: neglected mental health issues among female workers in the ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh - Akhter S, Rutherford S, Akhter Kumkum F, Bromwich D, Anwar I, Rahman A, Chu C.
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, women in Bangladesh stayed at home in their role as daughter, wife, or mother. In the 1980s, economic reforms created a job market for poor, uneducated rural women in the ready-made garment industry, mostly located in urban areas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Bangladeshi school-age children's experiences and perceptions on child maltreatment: a qualitative interview study - Atiqul Haque M, Janson S, Moniruzzaman S, Rahman AKMF, Mashreky SR, Eriksson UB.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment (CM) is a public health problem and is recognized as a huge barrier for child development. Most of the research and definitions on CM are from the perspective of high-income western countries. Because no major studies have be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Thousands Hit By Malaria, Dengue As South Asia's Worst Floods In A Decade Recede
About 13,000 people are ill with diarrhea and respiratory infections in densely populated Bangladesh. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSF Scales Up Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Rohingya need humanitarian assistance as dire situation along Myanmar border gets worse.  Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

MSF Scales Up Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Raises Concern About Conditions in Myanmar
Press releaseMSF Scales Up Aid to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Raises Concern About Conditions in MyanmarSeptember 06, 2017Kutupalong, Bangladesh—Rohingyarefugees who have fled toBangladesh are in urgent need of medical and humanitarian assistance, as an already dire situation along the border withMyanmar worsens, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Wednesday. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as South Asia's worst floods in a decade recede
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Thousands of people are suffering from an outbreak of diarrhea, malaria and dengue in Bangladesh and Nepal as the waters from the worst floods in a decade recede, officials and aid agencies said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Small Entrepreneurs Emerge as Backbone of Bangladesh ’s Rural Economy
Shahndah Rani. Credit: ShahiduzzamanBy ShahiduzzamanBanaripara (Barisal), Sep 4 2017 (IPS)She was born in the early 1950’s to an ultra-poor family in Kundihar, a remote village of Banaripara of Barisal division in Bangladesh. She was a beautiful baby and her father named her ‘Shahndah Rani’ which means ‘Queen of Evenings’. But in reality her life was far from that of a queen. Born into acute poverty, there were days when she went without any food. Rani’s parents could not afford any schooling and gave her away in marriage at age 16 to relieve some of the pressures on them. She was marrie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shahiduzzaman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Trade & Investment Women & Economy Source Type: news

Oil spillage effects on health and safety among the local communities - experience from Bangladesh (Safety-2016 abstract #212) - Hossain S, Abdullah AS, Hossain J, Rahman A, Biswas A.
BACKGROUND on 9th December 2014 an oil tanker collided with a cargo vessel at Sundarban, the largest mangrove forest in the world. About 350, 000 litres of furnace oil spilled into the Shela river. No major oil clean-up was in placed due to lack of equipme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Occupational health and safety in Bangladesh: an important cause and consequence of extreme poverty (Safety-2016 abstract #384) - Akram O.
BACKGROUND Poor occupational health and safety damages many lives and livelihoods which impedes economic growth and cause extreme poverty. The significance of occupational health and safety is particularly strong in countries like Bangladesh where it is no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia – UNICEF
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today that an estimated 16 million children are in urgent need of life-saving support in the wake of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Results of global fats and carbs study not very relevant for UK
Conclusion The results of the study have been presented in the media as if they overturn all current dietary guidelines. In the UK at least, that is completely misleading. The study results support the UK guidelines, having found that people who get around 50% of their calories from carbohydrates and 35% from fat, as recommended by Public Health England, were likely to live the longest. There are some limitations to the study, not least that observational studies cannot prove cause and effect. For example, the very low fat and high carbohydrate levels of diets found among some participants in the study might simply repres...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Community cr èche is a measure to prevent child injuries: challenges and measures for improvement (Safety-2016 abstract #135) - Ashrafi R, Baset KU, Bhuiyan AA, Rahman A.
Background Injury is the leading killer of children in Bangladesh. Anchal (community cr èche) is an effective intervention to prevent injuries among children under 5. Through SoLiD project 1,600 Anchals are in place in three sub-districts in Bangladesh. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Epidemiology of burns in rural Bangladesh: an update (Safety-2016 abstract #166) - He S, Alonge O, Agrawal P, Sharmin S, Islam I, Mashreky SR, Arifeen SE.
Background Burns account for approximately 265,000 deaths each year with predominance in low and middle-income countries. Since most existing estimates of burn mortality and morbidity in Bangladesh have been derived from hospital records or small-scale sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Approaches to prevention and care of injury in rural and remote settings (Safety-2016 abstract #22) - Ivers R.
Traumatic injury is more prevalent in rural and remote settings globally. Large inequalities in the injury burden are found across rural and remote populations of most countries around the world, from the US and Australia to rural China and Bangladesh. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Emerging safety challenges of motorcycles on Bangladesh roads (Safety-2016 abstract #852) - Hoque MM, Rashedi SMR, Chowdhury MM, Rahman AKMF.
Background Motorcycles are becoming an increasingly popular mode of travel in Bangladesh. There are around 1.3 million registered motorcycles in Bangladesh, representing nearly 55% of total registered motor vehicles. Motorcycles are increasing at an astoni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Assessment of occupational safety situation in ready-made garment sector of Bangladesh (Safety-2016 abstract #382) - Zahura KFT, Islam F, Mashreky SR.
BACKGROUND The Ready-made Garment (RMG) industry is Bangladesh's greatest contributor to gross domestic product growth and has played a significant role in the country's improved performance against world development indicators. The industry represents 75 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

In This Issue
Menstrual regulation (MR) —a process to regulate or reestablish the menstrual cycle when menstruation has been absent for a short time—has been part of the national family planning program in Bangladesh since 1979, and studies suggest that the MR program has contributed to the sharp decline in maternal mortality in the c ountry over the past two decades. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Bangladesh toddler has a hand that weighs 6.6lb
The toddler from Bangladesh, who weighs just 4.4lbs (2kg), is barely able to stand or walk and falls over every time she tries to run. She is thought to have the non-cancerous condition haemangioma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladesh mother's leg weighs an astonishing 132lbs
Rezia Begum's, 40, right leg weighs around 132lbs (60kg) due to elephantiasis. The mother-of-two, from Bangladesh, has suffered with the condition since the birth of her second daughter 18 years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-two's leg weighs an astonishing 132lbs
Rezia Begum's, 40, right leg weighs around 132lbs (60kg) due to elephantiasis. The mother-of-two, from Bangladesh, has suffered with the condition since the birth of her second daughter 18 years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager has an illness that made his hand grow to 11lbs
Rajib Gain, 19, from Sathkira, Bangladesh, developed a tumour in his hand. Without an early diagnosis, the tumour grew and spread to his back and leg, meaning he cannot walk or change his clothes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of fall injury in rural Bangladesh - Wadhwaniya S, Alonge O, Ul Baset MK, Chowdhury S, Bhuiyan AA, Hyder AA.
Globally, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths, with 80% occurring in low-and middle-income countries. The overall objective of this study is to describe the burden and risk factors of falls in rural Bangladesh. In 2013, a larg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Fire safety in the readymade garment sector in Bangladesh: structural inadequacy versus management deficiency - Wadud Z, Huda FY.
The readymade garment (RMG) industry plays a vital role in the socio-economic development of Bangladesh, yet the sector suffers from poor fire safety records. Given the lack of fire risk assessment in the industry, this paper develops a Fire Risk Index (FR... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Climate Change Will Make Parts of South Asia Unlivable by 2100, Study Says
Temperatures in heavily populated South Asia will exceed habitable levels by the end of this century without efforts to stem manmade climate change, according to new research. Researchers behind the study, published in the journal Science Advances, found that 4% percent of the South Asian population is expected to experience temperature and humidity conditions in which humans cannot survive without air conditioning by 2100. Three quarters of the population will experience environmental conditions considered dangerous, even if not downright unlivable. The effects of unchecked temperature rise would extend beyond the health ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment onetime Source Type: news

Bangladesh surgeon performs 'first' conjoined twin surgery
Tofa and Tahura, ten-month-old sisters, were fixed together at the spine and rectum before the procedure at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Last Mile Connectivity to Bangladesh ’s Impoverished North
The Dharala River of Kurigram District. It is the poorest district of the country with 67.3 per cent of the population living below the poverty line. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/3.0By Mahfuzur RahmanDHAKA, Jul 31 2017 (IPS)Life for Bangladesh’s rural people, particularly in its remote north, is still miserable. Seasonal flooding, river erosion, and the low quality of rural infrastructure and lack of connectivity have made things harder for poor northerners. Though the country has been elevated to the lower middle-income country club due to its overall income rise, largely because of growing remittance inflows, poverty ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mahfuzur Rahman Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

US Lags Far Behind in Banning Dental Health Hazard
Example of mercury use in the healthcare sector. From left to right: Mercury Sphygmomanometer, Dental Amalgam and a Fever Thermometer. Credit: UNDPBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2017 (IPS)The United States is lagging far behind its Western allies – and perhaps most of the key developing countries – in refusing to act decisively to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard: the use of mercury in dentistry. The 28-member European Union (EU), with an estimated population of over 510 million people, recently announced its decision to ban amalgam use in children under age 15, pregnant women, and breas...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Environment Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Commercialised sexual exploitation of children, adolescents and women: health and social structure in Bangladesh - Bagley C, Kadri S, Shahnaz A, Simkhada P, King K.
BACKGROUND: This research is based on our argument that the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children (CSEWC) often includes a variety of abuses, sexual, physical, emotional, and economic. In Bangladesh, "Sex work" is a major industry, and about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of first aid on treatment outcomes for non-fatal injuries in rural Bangladesh: findings from an injury and demographic census - Hoque DME, Islam MI, Sharmin Salam S, Rahman QS, Agrawal P, Rahman A, Rahman F, El-Arifeen S, Hyder AA, Alonge O.
Non-fatal injuries have a significant impact on disability, productivity, and economic cost, and first-aid can play an important role in improving non-fatal injury outcomes. Data collected from a census conducted as part of a drowning prevention project in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A SoLiD base from which to prevent injuries in Bangladesh - Mytton J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Fatal and non-fatal injury outcomes: results from a purposively sampled census of seven rural subdistricts in Bangladesh - Alonge O, Agrawal P, Talab A, Rahman QS, Rahman AF, Arifeen SE, Hyder AA.
BACKGROUND: 90% of the global burden of injuries is borne by low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, details of the injury burden in LMICs are less clear because of the scarcity of data and population-based studies. The Saving of Lives fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Progress Toward Measles Elimination — Bangladesh, 2000–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

WHO Urges Govt ’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco
Credit: IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2017 (IPS)Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today. Stressing the urgent need to curb deaths from smoking, Dr. Vinayak Prasad, the head of WHO’s tobacco control programme, told IPS that “countries have to monitor tobacco use and prevention policies at the best-level.”He mentioned the adoption of core policies, called MPOWER, to monitor and protect people from tobacco smoke. At the highest level of implementation of these policies, countries will have elimina...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Bangladeshi boy with a football-sized 'hernia'
Shocking pictures show the true extent of the mass, which has continued to grow every day since Mohammad Sabuz, from Sirajgong in the north of the country, was born. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans hard-wired to kiss tilting their heads to the right
The study, carried out in Bangladesh, aims to investigate kissing behaviours in non-Western countries. It discovered that humans have a bias towards leaning to the right when kissing partners. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bangladeshi girl's battle with 'tree man' disease
Muktamoni's right hand, which is infested with parasites, also appears to be growing uncontrollably, curling up and making it impossible for her to use. She is currently at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Bangladesh ’s tea gardens, saving mothers and newborns
Language UndefinedMOULVIBAZAR, Bangladesh –When labour pains started for Anjana, 20, she had no idea her life was at stake. She was 36 weeks into her first pregnancy, and felt contractions for a full day before her family called for the midwife. By then, she was well into an obstructed labour – a potentially fatal condition for both her and the baby.Yet Anjana was fortunate.Midwives, antenatal care and a full complement of safe delivery services were available, part of a recently implemented UNFPA programme targeting workers at tea gardens in Moulvibazar District. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Breast-feeding counselling mitigates the negative association of domestic violence on exclusive breast-feeding duration in rural Bangladesh. The MINIMat randomized trial - Frith AL, Ziaei S, Naved RT, Khan AI, Kabir I, Ekstr öm EC.
OBJECTIVE: To determine if exclusive breast-feeding counselling modifies the association of experience of any lifetime or specific forms of domestic violence (DV) on duration of exclusive breast-feeding (EBF). DESIGN: In the MINIMat trial pregnant ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccination cost effective in Bangladesh
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ending Child Marriage Could Add Trillions to World Economy
In Nepal, many children who suffer from malnutrition belong to young mothers. In fact, teen marriages and pregnancies are common and over 23 percent of women give birth before they are 18 years old. Credit: Naresh Newar/IPSBy Roshni MajumdarUNITED NATIONS, Jun 30 2017 (IPS)The benefits of ending child marriage are many—boosting a young girl’s morale and increasing her chances of education and work, and by that virtue, curbing high population rates in developing economies and boosting growth. Still, more than 15 million children, under 18 years of age, are married each year.A new study published by the World Ban...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roshni Majumdar Tags: Economy & Trade Education Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Women's Health child marriage Source Type: news

More Bang for Your Buck: Saving Lives by Investing in the Poorest
Health Surveillance Assistant (HSA) Noah Chipeta rides his bicycle from the Chanthunthu community clinic to the nearest health centre, which is 17 kilometres away, in order to restock medical supplies at the clinic in rural Kasungu District, Malawi | Credit: UNICEFBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 28 2017 (IPS)Investing in the health of the poorest communities saves almost twice as many lives, according to a UN agency’s analysis. In a new report titled “Narrowing the Gaps: The Power of Investing in the Poorest Children,” the UN’s Children Agency (UNICEF) found that increased access to heal...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Rescuers Search for Survivors in Fatal Bangladesh Mudslide
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers went from door to door searching for information on people who might be missing Wednesday after massive landslides crashed onto villages and killed at least 140 in southeastern Bangladesh, officials said. With some roads collapsed and others blocked by mud, soldiers were erecting a portable bridge to reach the worst-hit district of Rangamati, where government shelters housed about half of the 4,500 people whose homes were swamped by mud and debris unleashed by the landslides Tuesday. "The devastation is huge," said Shah Kamal, secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Managemen...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Julhas Alam, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of drowning in Bangladesh: an update - Rahman A, Alonge O, Bhuiyan AA, Agrawal P, Salam SS, Talab A, Rahman QS, Hyder AA.
This study describes the current burden and risk factors for drowning across all demographics in rural Bangladesh. A hou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Autism in Bangladesh: Reducing Discrimination Through Innovation
Children's Cultural Program / Town Hall Meeting. Dec 14, 2015. Shilpakala Academy. Organized by Parents Forum for the Differently Able. A short play by nearly 30 children and youth with NDDs. Over 100 parents took part in the meeting asking a whole variety of questions and expressing their concerns related to NDDs.By Saima Wazed HossainDHAKA, Mar 30 2017 (IPS)Within the last 5 years, thanks to political support and national education, autism awareness in Bangladesh has grown immensely. Due to a lack of funds and resources, providing full comprehensive evidence based services for those in need is not yet possible, but with ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Saima Wazed Hossain Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

Menstrual Hygiene Project Keeps Girls in School
Girls walk across an embankment in the Satkhira district of Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPSBy Mahfuzur RahmanDHAKA, Mar 23 2017 (IPS)Breaking taboos surrounding menstruation, a project to distribute sanitary napkins to girls in one district of Bangladesh has had a positive impact on school dropout rates – and should be replicated in other parts of the country, experts say.“In Bangladesh, girls neither get enough support from their families nor their teachers in school during this difficult time, and their problems intensify and multiply as they cannot share anything out of shame,” Dr. Safura Khatun,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mahfuzur Rahman Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health Bangladesh Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) menstruation Source Type: news

The Incidence of Menstrual Regulation Procedures and Abortion in Bangladesh, 2014
CONCLUSIONSGiven declines in MR provision, more attention needs to be paid to building capacity, including hiring and training more providers of MR. Harm-reduction approaches should be pursued to increase the safety of clandestine use of misoprostol in Bangladesh. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Strategic Review of Food Security and Nutrition in Bangladesh
United Nations. 10/16/2016 This 82-page report, published by the United Nations World Food Programme, identifies substantial challenges to achieving zero hunger in Bangladesh, and makes recommendations on how to overcome them. New concerns with food security and nutrition are emerging as a result of the socioeconomic and climatic evolution that the country is undergoing. The ongoing pattern of climate change has ominous consequences for food security and nutrition. Bangladesh is also prone to almost every kind of adverse climate change impact, including floods, cyclones, drought, and sea level rise. (PDF) (Source: Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Death Toll in Bangladesh Factory Explosion, Fire Rises to 31
NEW DELHI (AP) — The death toll from a boiler explosion and subsequent fire at a packaging factory in Bangladesh over the weekend has risen to 31 after more bodies were found in the debris, an official said Monday. The huge blast early Saturday at the Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory outside the capital, Dhaka, triggered a massive blaze that spread quickly at the plant, where flammable chemicals were stored. Twenty-three workers died immediately. Six more bodies were recovered Sunday evening, and two others were found overnight as firefighters cleared the debris, said local chief administrator S.A. Alam. At least ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 12, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news