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25 April 2017

Bangladesh includes midwives in rapid emergency response teams

Dhaka - Cyclone Roanu swept through Bangladesh in May 2016, causing floods and landslides, submerging hundreds of homes and affecting up to 3.7 million people across the country. In the immediate... Read more

22 October 2015

Grim but essential, autopsies are saving lives in Bangladesh

MOHESHALI, Bangladesh – Something went terribly wrong when Asta Banu gave birth. Her labour was difficult and seemed to take forever. When the baby – a boy – was finally born, he was unresponsive.... Read more

15 July 2015

Clinic helps end dangerous traditional practices in rural Bangladesh

HANTI HAZRADANGA, Bangladesh – Traditions run deep in the indigenous communities of northwestern Bangladesh, where many people are reluctant to seek professional medical care during or after... Read more

1 March 2015

Professional midwives set to improve maternal and child health in Bangladesh

DINAJPUR, Bangladesh - The stairwells of the Dinajpur Nursing Institute are bustling with midwives-in-training hurrying to their classes in this northern district of Bangladesh. They are among more... Read more

21 December 2011

Men with Negative Attitudes Towards Women Are More Likely to Use Violence, Bangladesh Study Finds

DHAKA – A new study has found that men who have negative attitudes towards women are more likely to use violence, affecting not only the women whom they have violated but also the children in their... Read more

22 August 2011

UNFPA Executive Director Pledges Financial Support to Bangladesh

DHAKA – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin pledged that the Fund will work to raise $70 million to support the country's next five-year (2012-16) plan to improve maternal and... Read more

15 August 2011

Executive Director on Mission to Afghanistan and Bangladesh

KABUL – UNFPA Executive Director Dr.  Babatunde Osotimehin chose Afghanistan and Bangladesh as the first developing countries in Asia to visit. Both are considered high priority for the global... Read more

20 June 2011

A Sound Investment: Skilled Care in Bangladesh

NOTE: The following op-ed article by the UNFPA Representative to Bangladesh was published on 20 June in two Dhaka newspapers, the Daily Sun and New Age. It coincided with the global launch of UNFPA's... Read more