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Publications of the Moment

Recognizing April 7, 2010 as
World Health Day

the BDRC provides
a list of recent developmental publications related to
health issues in Bangladesh

  • Abrejo, Farina Gul; Babar Tasneem Shaikh; and Narjis Rizvi (2009) And they kill me, only
    because I am a girl'…a review of sex-selective abortions in South Asia; The European Journal of
    Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, Vol. 14, No. 1 (February), pp. 10-16.
  • Ahmed, Tahera and S. M. Jakaria (2009) Community-Based Skilled Birth Attendants in
    Bangladesh: Attending Deliveries at Home; Reproductive Health Matters, Vol. 17, No. 33 (May),
    pp. 45-50.
  • Akram, Owasim; Sabina Faiz Rashid; and Hilary Standing (2009) Sexual and Reproductive
    Health of Married men and Access to Service in Bangladesh; Journal of Men's Health, Vol. 6, No.
    3 (September), p. 234.
  • Alam, Mohammad Zahangir; Abul Khair M. Shamsuzzaman; Katrin Kuhls; and Gabriele Schönian
    (2009) PCR diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in an endemic region, Mymensingh district,
    Bangladesh; Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol. 14, No. 5 (May), pp. 499-503.
  • Alam, Nurul; Jeroen K. van Ginneken; and Ian Timaeus (2009) Determinants of Perceived
    Morbidity and Use of Health Services by Children Less Than 15 Years Old in Rural Bangladesh;
    Maternal and Child Health Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 119-129.
  • Analysis, Information Management & Communications Activity (AIM) (2009) USAID Country
    Health Statistical Report Bangladesh December 2009; Washington, DC, USA: USAID
  • Arifeen, Shams E.; D. M. Emdadul Hoque; Tasnima Akter; Muntasirur Rahman; Mohammad
    Enamul Hoque; Khadija Begum; Enayet K. Chowdhury; Rasheda Khan; et al. (2009) Effect of the
    Integrated Management of Childhood Illness strategy on childhood mortality and nutrition in a rural
    area in Bangladesh: a cluster randomised trial; The Lancet, Vol. 374, No. 9687 (August ), pp. 393-
    403; also published in: Child Care, Health and Development, Vol. 35, No. 6 (November), pp. 891-
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) (2009) BAN: Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector
    Development Program; Manila, The Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Summary
    Poverty Reduction and Social Strategy, and Initial Poverty and Social Analysis, Project No. 39305
  • Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS); and Department of Occupational and
    Environmental Health, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) (2009)
    Climate Change and Health Impacts in Bangladesh; Dhaka, Bangladesh: GoB, Ministry of Food
    and Disaster Management, and Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of Environment
    (DoE), Climate Change Cell, Climate Change Adaptation Research (date on cover: December
  • Baqui, Abdullah H.; Shams E. Arifeen; Heather E. Rosen; Ishtiaq Mannan; Syed M. Rahman; Arif
    Billah Al-Mahmud; Daniel Hossain; Milan K. Das; Nazma Begum; Saifuddin Ahmed; Mathuram
    Santosham; Robert E. Black; and Gary L. Darmstadt (2009) Community-based validation of
    assessment of newborn illnesses by trained community health workers in Sylhet district of
    Bangladesh; Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol. 14, No. 12 (December), pp. 1448-
  • Baral, Gehanath and Reetu Sharma (2009) Large Cell Neuroendocrine Cancer (LCNEC) of
    Uterine Cervix; Ibrahim Medical College Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 36-38.
  • Barua, Dipi; T. A. Chowdhury; and Ashim Ranjan Barua (2009) Vitamin A Concentration in Cord
    and Maternal Serum and its Relation to Birth Weight; Ibrahim Medical College Journal, Vol. 3, No.
    1, pp. 9-12.
  • Bhala, Neeraj; Bhopal, Raj; Brock, Anita; Griffiths, Clare; Wild, Sarah (2009) Alcohol-related and
    hepatocellular cancer deaths by country of birth in England and Wales: analysis of mortality and
    census data; Journal of Public Health, Vol. 31, No. 2 (June), pp. 250-257.
  • Bradley, Janet; Alam, Mahboob-E-; Shabnam, Fatema; Beattie, Tara (2009) Blood, men and
    tears: keeping IUDs in place in Bangladesh; Culture, Health & Sexuality, Vol. 11, No. 5 (June), pp.
  • Carrel, Margaret; Michael Emch; Peter K. Streatfield; and Mohammad Yunus (2009) Spatio-
    temporal clustering of cholera: The impact of flood control in Matlab, Bangladesh, 1983–2003;
    Health & Place, Vol. 15, No. 3 (September), pp. 741-752.
  • Chen, Yu; Faruque Parvez; Mary Gamble; Tariqul Islam; Alauddin Ahmed; Maria Argos; Joseph
    H. Graziano; and Habibul Ahsan (2009) Arsenic exposure at low-to-moderate levels and skin
    lesions, arsenic metabolism, neurological functions, and biomarkers for respiratory and
    cardiovascular diseases: Review of recent findings from the Health Effects of Arsenic
    Longitudinal Study (HEALS) in Bangladesh; Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Vol. 239, No.
    2 (September), pp. 184-192.
  • Chowdhury, Zafrullah and S. L. Bachman (2009) The people's health center: building primary
    health care in Bangladesh; In: Daniel Perlman, Ananya Roy (eds.) The practice of international
    health : a case-based orientation (Oxford and New York : Oxford University Press), pp. 34-53
    (Chapter 2).
  • Darmstadt, Gary L., A. H. Baqui; Y. Choi; S. Bari; S. M. Rahman; I. Mannan; A. S. M. N. U.
    Ahmed; R. Rahman; S. Chang; P. J. Winch; R. E. Black; M. Santosham; and S. E. Arifeen (2009)
    Validation of community health workers’ assessment of neonatal illness in rural Bangladesh;
    Bulletin (of the) World Health Organization, Vol. 87, pp. 12-19.
  • Das, Bimal Kumar (2009) Project Impact on Mother and Children Health Situation in Some
    Specific Indicators; Available at website of Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
  • Dmytraczenko, Tania; Tahrat Shahid; and Nistha Sinha (2009) Bridging Gaps across the Health
    Sector; In: Ambar Narayan and Hassan Zaman (eds.) Breaking Down Poverty in Bangladesh
    (Dhaka: University Press Limited), pp. 233-262.
  • Dynes, Michelle; Aminur Rahman; Diana Beck; Allisyn Moran; Anisur Rahman; Jesmin Pervin;
    Mohammad Yunus; Md. Harunor Rashid; Tamanna Gazi; Kamal Kanti Biswas; Sandra Buffington;
    Joan M. Patterson; and Lynn Sibley (forthcoming); Home-based life saving skills in Matlab,
    Bangladesh: a process evaluation of a community-based maternal child health programme;
    Midwifery, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 26 September 2009.
  • Faguet, Jean-Paul and Zulfiqar Ali (2009) Making Reform Work: Institutions, Dispositions, and the
    Improving Health of Bangladesh; World Development, Vol. 37, No. 1 (January), pp. 208-218.
  • Futures Group International (2009) Achieving the MDGs: the contribution of family planning --
    Bangladesh; Washington, DC, USA: United States Agency for International Development
    (USAID), Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1.
  • Gagnon, Anita J.; Lisa Merry; Jacqueline Bocking; Ellen Rosenberg; and Jacqueline Oxman-
    Martinez (2010) South Asian migrant women and HIV/STIs: Knowledge, attitudes and practices
    and the role of sexual power; Health & Place, Vol. 16, No. 1 (January), pp. 10-15.
  • Glenn, Beth Ann; Zul Surani; Neetu Chawla; and Roshan Bastani (2009) Tobacco use among
    South Asians: results of a community-university collaborative study; Ethnicity and Health, Vol. 14,
    No. 2 (April), pp. 131-145.
  • Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (GoB), Ministry of LGRD&C, Local
    Government Division (2009) Bangladesh: Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector
    Development Program; Manila, The Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Resettlement
    Planning Document, Draft for Consultation, Project No. 39305 (June).
  • Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (GoB), Ministry of LGRD&C, Local
    Government Division (2009) Bangladesh: Urban Public and Environmental Health Sector
    Development Program, Draft Short Resettlement Plan for Khulna Integrated Waste Treatment and
    Small Transfer Station Subproject; Manila, The Philippines: Asian Development Bank (ADB),
    Draft for Consultation, Project No. 39305 (June).
  • Haque, Md. Aminul and Amir Mohammad Sayem (2009) Socioeconomic Determinants of Age at
    First Birth in Rural Areas of Bangladesh; Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp.
  • Heck, Julia E.; Jeri W. Nieves; Yu Chen; Faruque Parvez; Paul W. Brandt-Rauf; Joseph H.
    Graziano; Vesna Slavkovich; Geoffrey R. Howe; and Habibul Ahsan (2009) Dietary Intake of
    Methionine, Cysteine, and Protein and Urinary Arsenic Excretion in Bangladesh; Environmental
    Health Perspectives, Vol. 117, No. 1, pp. 99-104.
  • Hossain, Md. Iqbal; Nina S. Dodd; Tahmeed Ahmed; Golam Mothabbir Miah; Kazi M. Jamil;
    Baitun Nahar; Badrul Alam; and C.B. Mahmood (2009) Experience in Managing Severe
    Malnutrition in a Government Tertiary Treatment Facility in Bangladesh; Journal of Health
    Population and Nutrition, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 72-79.
  • Islam, Mohammad Amirul; Islam, M. Rakibul; Banowary, Banya (2009) Sex preference as a
    determinant of contraceptive use in matrilineal societies: A study on the Garo of Bangladesh; The
    European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, Vol. 14, No. 4 (August), pp.
  • Islam, Mohammad Shafiqul and Mohammad Woli Ullah (2009) People’s Participation in Health
    Services: A Study of Bangladesh’s Rural Health Complex; Falls Church, VA, USA: Bangladesh
    Development Research Center (BDRC), Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper
    Series (BDRWPS), BDRWPS No. 7 (June).
  • Jeuland, Marc; Joseph Cook; Christine Poulos; John Clemens; and Dale Whittington (2009) Cost-
    Effectiveness of New-Generation Oral Cholera Vaccines: A Multisite Analysis; Value in Health,
    Vol. 12, No. 6 (September), pp. 899-908.
  • Khan, A. M.; A. K. S. M. Rahman; M. Pietroni; and M. A. Salam (2009) Experience of needle-stick
    injury among healthcare providers at an urban diarrhoeal-disease hospital in Bangladesh; Annals
    of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Vol. 103, No. 4 (June), pp. 365-368.
  • Khan, A. M.; M. S. Hossain; A. I. Khan; M. J. Chisti; F. Chowdhury; A. S. G. Faruque; and M. A.
    Salam (2009) Bacterial Enteropathogens of Neonates Admitted to an Urban Diarrhoeal Hospital
    in Bangladesh; Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Vol. 55, No. 2 (April), pp. 122-124.
  • Laila, Runa (2009) Reproductive Health and Rights: The politics of Identities and Gender; Paper
    presented at the Conference on Ideas and Innovations for the Development of Bangladesh: The
    Next Decade, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (October 9-10).
  • Maddison, David; Eleanor Field; Zubaida Choudhury; and Unai Pascual (2009) Trading-off health
    risk and latency: Evidence from water pollution in Bangladesh; Cambridge, UK: University of
    Cambridge, Department of Land Economics, Environmental Economy and Policy Research,
    Discussion Paper Series, No. 45.2009.
  • Mahdy, Husayn Al (2009) Reforming the Bangladesh healthcare system; International Journal of
    Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 411-416.
  • Mamun-Al-Mahtab; S. Rahman; M. Khan; and F. Karim (2009) HEV Infection as an Aetiologic
    Factor for Acute Hepatitis: Experience from a Tertiary Hospital in Bangladesh; Journal of Health
    Population and Nutrition, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 14-19.
  • Mashreky, S. R.; A. Rahman; L. Svanström; T.F. Khan; and F. Rahman        forthcoming; Burn
    mortality in Bangladesh: Findings of national health and injury survey; Injury, In Press, Corrected
    Proof, Available online 23 December 2009.
  • Mashreky, S. R.; A. Rahman; S. M. Chowdhury; L. Svanström; M. Linnan; S. Shafinaz; T. F. Khan;
    and F. Rahman (2009) Perceptions of rural people about childhood burns and their prevention: A
    basis for developing a childhood burn prevention programme in Bangladesh; Public Health, Vol.
    123, No. 8 (August), pp. 568-572.
  • Mashreky, S. R.; A. Rahman; S.M. Chowdhury; L. Svanström; S. Shafinaz; T.F. Khan; and F.
    Rahman (2010) Health seeking behaviour of parents of burned children in Bangladesh is related
    to family socioeconomics; Injury, Vol. 41, No. 5 (May), pp. 528-532.
  • Nahar, Papreen; Fariba Alamgir; Iftekhar A. Shuvra; and Abbas Bhuiya (2009) Indigenous
    Understanding of Disaster and Health Security; Presentation made at the 3rd International
    Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    (February 18-24).
  • Norton, Dawn M.; Mahfuz Rahman; Andi L. Shane; Zahid Hossain; Roy M. Kulick; Mahbubul I.
    Bhuiyan; M. Abdul Wahed; Mohammad Yunus; M. Siraj Islam; Robert F. Breiman; Alden
    Henderson; Bruce H. Keswick; and Stephen P. Luby (2009) Flocculant-disinfectant point-of-use
    water treatment for reducing arsenic exposure in rural Bangladesh; International Journal of
    Environmental Health Research, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 17-29.
  • Parvez, Faruque; Chen, Yu; Yunus, Mahbub; Argos, Maira; Slavkovich, Vesna; Islam, Tariqul;
    Balac, Olgica; Brandt-Rauf, Paul; Graziano, Joseph; and Ahsan, Habibul (2009) A Prospective
    Study of Arsenic Induced Respiratory Symptoms and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    (COPD): Findings from Health Effects of Arsenic Exposure Longitudinal Study (HEALS) in
    Bangladesh; Epidemiology, Vol. 20, No. 6 (November), pp. S82-S83.
  • Rah, Jee H.; Parul Christian; Abu Ahmed Shamim; Ummeh T. Arju; Alain B. Labrique; and
    Mahbubur Rashid (2009) Predictors of stunting and thinness in post-menarcheal adolescent girls
    in rural Bangladesh; Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 12, pp. 2400-2409.
  • Rana, A. K. M. Masud; Ake Wahlin; Cecilia Stalsby Lundborg; and Zarina Nahar Kabir (2009)
    Impact of health education on health-related quality of life among elderly persons: results from a
    community-based intervention study in rural Bangladesh; Health Promotion International, Vol. 24,
    No. 1 (March), pp. 36-45.
  • Ray-Bennett, Nibedita S.; Andrew Collins; Abbas Bhuiya; Ross Edgeworth; Papreen Nahar; and
    Fariba Alamgir (2010) Exploring the meaning of health security for disaster resilience through
    people's perspectives in Bangladesh; Health & Place, Vol. 16, No. 3 (May), pp. 581-589.
  • Singh, Nrashant; D. Kumar; Kewal Lal; S. Raisuddin; and Anand P. Sahu (2010) Adverse health
    effects due to arsenic exposure: Modification by dietary supplementation of jaggery in mice;
    Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Vol. 242, No. 3 (February), pp. 247-255.
  • Tofail, Fahmida; Marie Vahter; Jena D. Hamadani; Barbro Nermell; Syed N. Huda; Mohammad
    Yunus; Mahfuzar Rahman; and Sally M. Grantham-McGregor (2009) Effect of Arsenic Exposure
    during Pregnancy on Infant Development at 7 Months in Rural Matlab, Bangladesh; Environmental
    Health Perspectives, Vol. 117, No. 2, pp. 288-293.
  • Uddin, Md. Jasim; Charles P. Larson; Elizabeth Oliveras; Azharul Islam Khan, M. A. Md. Abdul
    Quaiyum; and Nirod Chandra Saha (2009) Child Immunization Coverage in Rural Hard-to-Reach
    Haor Areas of Bangladesh: Possible Alternative Strategies; Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health,
    Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 8-18.
  • Uddin, Md. Jasim; Tracey Lynn Koehlmoos; Ali Ashraf; A. I. Khan; Nirod Chandra Saha; and
    Mobarak Hossain (2009) Health needs and health-care-seeking behaviour of street-dwellers in
    Dhaka, Bangladesh; Health Policy and Planning, Vol. 24, No. 5 (September), pp. 385-394.
  • Ullah, Anayet; Arunodaya Barman; Jawadul Haque; Merina Khanum; and Iqbal Bari (2009)
    Birthweight and early neonatal health: Bangladesh perspective; Paediatric and Perinatal
    Epidemiology, Vol. 23, No. 6 (November), pp. 542-547.
  • Zaman, Shahaduz (2009) Ladies Without Lamps: Nurses in Bangladesh; Qualitative Health
    Research, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 366-374.