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    ‘Bangladesh could see additional 28,000 child deaths for disruption in healthcare’

    The lives of about 4.59 lakh children and mothers in South Asian countries are in danger as they are deprived of vital health services due to the coronavirus pandemic, says a Unicef report.

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    Banglalink launches healthcare platform ‘Daktarbhai’

    Telecom operator Banglalink on Wednesday launched a digital healthcare service platform called “Daktarbhai” to provide comprehensive solutions to customers.

  • People left high and dry by medical bills

    Rising healthcare costs have become a major cause of pushing people deeper into poverty. According to a 2015 study by the health ministry, out-of-

  • Health minister Zahid Malik

    Improving healthcare priority: Health minister

    Improving healthcare services will be priority of the health ministry in the coming years, says new Health Minister Zahid Malik at his inaugural day.

  • Poor healthcare plagues RMG units

    Four months into her pregnancy, Tahmina, 35, found herself under constant stress as she tried to meet the production quota in the RMG factory in Tejgaon where she had been working for the last four years.

  • 6 doctors, 68 jails!

    We have 70,000 inmates and only six doctors to look after them. Although there are 112 posts for prison doctors lying vacant, the state appears to be happy with the pool of just six doctors. Money literally talks in prisons.

  • Rhoingya Crisis

    Tall task in hand

    The threat of infectious diseases looms large in Cox's Bazar Rohingya refugee camps as well as the local communities and beyond with hardly any sign of the Myanmar nationals going back anytime soon. Experts fear that the bordering district, where more than six lakh refugees are sheltered in overcrowded camps lacking pure water and sanitation facilities, is faced with a long-term public health challenge.

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    Medical facilities stretched to limit

    In Kutupalong camp 1, Nasima Khatun, nearly 70 years old, is being carried using a unique device fashioned out of a bamboo stick

  • People fork out most

    Two out of every three Taka of health care costs in Bangladesh is borne by the people while the rest by the government, NGOs and others.

  • Some thoughts on health budget

    By all accounts, healthcare is a policy priority for Bangladesh but compared to other sectors, resource allocation in this sector is quite insufficient.

  • A hospital for poor

    The Sarkari Karmachari Hospital could be an inspiration for our policymakers in designing healthcare services for our garment and expatriate workers and their families.

  • Bringing healthcare to the patient

    The health, nutrition and population (HNP) sector of Bangladesh has achieved commendable success in recent years.

  • Free healthcare for the poor

    The government yesterday formally launched the country's first-ever health protection scheme to ensure healthcare for the poor. Under the pilot project titled Shasthyo Suroksha Karmashuchi (SSK), the government will provide health cards to one lakh extreme poor households in Kalihati, Madhupur and Ghatail upazilas of Tangail.

  • US Democrats spar on gun control

    Candidates for the Democratic race for the White House clash on gun control and healthcare in their liveliest TV debate so far.

  • Many unable to decide their healthcare needs

    At least 37 percent women in Bangladesh are unable to take decisions about their own healthcare, according to a report published by UN Women...

  • 5 Bill Gates quotes everyone should hear

    Over the years, Bill Gates has given us quite a few pearls of wisdom that perfectly capture his philanthropic sensibility and business acumen.

  • Improving social indicators

    While Bangladesh has made significant progress in terms of improving social indicators such as a higher completion rate of primary education and access to drinking water, there are regional disparities in areas such as children's nutrition, access to sanitation and maternal healthcare.

  • Dr. Tahmina Banu attending to a young patient at CMCH.

    A doctor with a mission

    After a hot day in May 2014, it was well past midnight when Aleya Begum brought her two-day-old baby boy to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH).

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