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Viral hepatitis 20,000 deaths preventable: Now is the time to act

July 28, 2015
Dr. Mamun-Al-Mahtab
Viral hepatitis 20,000 deaths preventable: Now is the time to act

Tuesday, July 28th is World Hepatitis Day – and a stark reminder of the mounting challenges posed by viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis B and C, in Bangladesh. Viral hepatitis (especially hepatitis B and C) affects more than fifteen million people in Bangladesh, and causes approximately twenty thousand deaths every year – more than malaria, cholera,...
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Respect, not pity

December 3, 2014
Julian Francis
Respect, not pity

My elder brother, James, who was born in 1943
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Bamkala the Brave

December 1, 2014
Nisha Rai
Bamkala the Brave

She was cooking food in the evening at the kitchen using a kerosene stove
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Our growing cities and their healthcare challenges

October 30, 2014
Dhiraj Kumar Nath
Our growing cities and their healthcare challenges

Although the goal was set for 2016, in urban areas of Bangladesh we reached the target
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The ‘normal’ ones?

September 16, 2014
Shamsin Ahmed
The ‘normal’ ones?

When I was eight years old I watched an Indian movie where the mother of the hero had gone mad, possibly from trauma
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Bridging the gap

September 10, 2014
Yeshim Iqbal
Bridging the gap

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day! Although I have trouble taking “day”s very seriously (Friendship Day, Teachers Day, Siblings Day
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Failures in responding to Ebola

September 3, 2014
Thomas Nierle
Failures in responding to Ebola

Dead bodies in the street, families wiped out, dozens of health care workers infected, hospitals shut down and panic and mistrust
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Autism: No cure but hope

May 28, 2014
Zeenat Khan
Autism: No cure but hope

There is no exact data available as to how many children and adults in Bangladesh suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder. Otherwise known as ASD
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Food or poison?

May 9, 2014
Dhiraj Kumar Nath
Food or poison?

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”, said Virginia Wolf while describing food as medicine.
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Children’s Mental Health Day and the Rana Plaza victims

May 8, 2014
M. Sophia Newman
Children’s Mental Health Day and the Rana Plaza victims

By now, many people know this story. There had been some 2,400 workers rescued already – some calm, some comatose
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Hospital for South Chittagong

May 2, 2014
Tanvir Raquib
Hospital for South Chittagong

With a population of 161 million people living in less than 150,000 sq. km. area, Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world with 1015 people /sq. km.
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Medical professionalism: The missing link that can save the day

April 26, 2014
Mohammad Zaman
Medical professionalism: The missing link that can save the day

“Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.” Hippocrates An unfortunate concatenation of events pitted the physicians
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