ISBN: 978 984 506 404 0

Cover Type: Hardcover

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50 Years of Bangladesh: Advances in Health

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: May 2023 No. of Pages: 462 Weight (kg): 1.5


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Positive and measurable progress in the health sector is one of the notable achievements for post-independence Bangladesh. This book has documented this fascinating story. Contributed by 103 renowned and reputed health experts, researchers, academics, and journalists, it comprises of 20 Chapters. By reading this, readers will get a good idea of ​​what changes have happened in Bangladesh’s health sector since independence, how much progress has been made and how unique are these in comparison to selected neighbouring countries. The book is also forward-looking as it discusses the current and future challenges. The Book, “50 years of Independence: Advances in Health” is a must-read for all interested in human development, particularly in the health sector.

Chapter 1  
Introduction: Freedom as gateway to human development 
Chapter 2   Health Policy Review
Chapter 3  Fifty Years of Family Planning in Bangladesh
Chapter 4  A quiet revolution: Women, Men, Adolescents and Children’s Health
Chapter 5   Disasters, epidemics and public health
Chapter 6   The Nutrition Scenario
Chapter 7   50 Years of Independence: Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Chapter 8   Selected Public Health Programmes: EPI and ORT
Chapter 9   Prevention and control of key non-communicable diseases and their risk-factors
Chapter 10 Pharmaceuticals: Policy, Production and Impact 
Chapter 11 Information-communication and Health
Chapter 12 Contextualizing 50 years of health achievements in Bangladesh using the social determinants of health framework
Chapter 13 NGOs in development – a sequel of the War of Liberation
Chapter 14 Non-resident Bangladeshis’ Contributions to Health Sector Development
Chapter 15 Research Capacity in Health
Chapter 16 Health infrastructure and Human resources
Chapter 17 Health Care Financing
Chapter 18 Health Sector Governance 
Chapter 19 Ensuring healthcare during War of Independence
Chapter 20 Conclusion

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books Sociology Medical Science and Public Health

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