Journal

Taking healthcare where the community is: the story of the Shasthya sebikas of BRAC in Bangladesh

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Syed Masud Ahmed

Abstract

To mitigate the income-erosion effect of illness and vulnerability of the poor households, BRAC, an indigenous Bangladeshi NGO, integrates Essential Health Care (EHC) activities with its microcredit-based poverty-alleviation interventions.


The stability of a mathematical model in the presence of a preventive vaccine

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Kazi Aminur Rahman
Nayeem Jannatun
Mr. Md. Abu Salek

Abstract

Various kinds of deterministic models for the spread of infectious disease in populations have been analyzed mathematically and applied to specific diseases. In this paper a deterministic model for the dynamics of an infectious disease in the presence of a preventive vaccine is formulated. The model is a special case of a more general model, which is also applicable to other models of infectious diseases.


Teachers quality and teacher education at primary education sub-sector in Bangladesh

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Jahirul Islam Mullick
Sameeo Sheesh

Abstract

The paper discusses the standard of teaching, skills and based on the standards the problems regarding the teachers’ qualification in Bangladesh.


Demographic and health scenario of tribal people in Rangamati Sadar Thana

Vol. 5, No. 1
Author(s):
Muhammad Abu Shadeque Mullah
Nabila Parveen
Mohammad Ahshanullah

Abstract

In South East Asia, Bangladesh is a densely populated country with a well-off tribal presence. Around 58 tribes are living in different parts of the country. Bangladesh has 1.2 million tribal people, which is just above 1 percent of the total population. Whatever the inhabitants they diverge in their traditional social organization, marital customs, rites and rituals, food and other customs from the people of the rest of the country.


An algorithm for restricted normal form to solve dual type non-canonical linear fractional programming problem

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Mozzem Hossain
Monjur Morshed
Mohammad Forhad Uddin

Abstract

In this paper, an algorithm is presented to solve non-canonical linear fractional programming (LFP) problem, considering the restricted normal form. It provides a new way to solve all types of LFP problems. When the LFP problem is only in canonical form, Forhad et al. [13] derived an algorithm considering the restricted normal form. In this paper, the algorithm of Forhad et al.


Gender inequality in the distribution of household expenditure in Bangladesh: a theil decompositon analysis

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Navil Chowdhury

Abstract

This paper attempts to study the gender inequality situation in Bangladesh during 1995-96 through examining the effect the gender of a household head and their marital status has on the per capita household expenditure. The study was conducted using the Theil inequality decomposition technique with household expenditure data from the 1995-96 Household Expenditure Survey (HES).


Participatory action research (PAR): revisiting the history, concept and ethics

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Md. Hasan Reza

Abstract

Participatory Action Research (PAR), a dominant mode of praxis, is increasingly gaining its status in the mainstream academia. The uniqueness of PAR, where social investigation, education and social actions converge, aimed at transforming the institutional arrangements of a society into more of an equitable form.


Perceptions of the customers towards insurance companies in Bangladesh- a study based on the survqual model

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Tamzid Ahmed Chowdhury
Masud Ibn Rahman
Syeda Rownak Afza

Abstract

This is the law of nature that people have to live and play with hazards and to some extent insurance policy can free people from those frustrations. Even if this is true, people of Bangladesh still don't prefer to insure themselves. One may think that the people of Bangladesh are risk lover; on the other hand other may contradict by saying that their low purchasing power doesn't permit them to avail insurance policy.


Rate of returns to education for secondary school techers in Bangladesh with bootstrap sampling

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Molla Md. Rashidul Huq

Abstract

Rate of returns to education is very important for policy makers and investors. Numerous works have been done regarding this but very few are available in the context of Bangladesh, specially addressing the teachers in Bangladesh. This paper investigates the labour market returns to education for the secondary school teachers of Bangladesh with the help of a nationwide survey.


Solid waste management of Dhaka city: public private community partnership

Vol. 4, No. 2
Author(s):
Moushumi Zahur

Abstract

Urban solid waste management is considered as one of the most immediate and serious environmental problems confronting municipal authorities in developing Asian Countries.


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