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  • A Hadi
  • 2001
This paper aims to assess the contribution of the micro-credit programme in raising health knowledge among poor women in rural Bangladesh. Data were collected from the 1998 sample survey of 500 mothers aged 15-49 years who had at least one child aged <5 years. Findings revealed that the socio-demographic factors such as the age of the woman, land ownership(More)
The contribution of acute respiratory infection control project within the framework of micro-credit-based development intervention in promoting maternal knowledge of ARIs in children was assessed. Data came from a cross-sectional survey of 2814 mothers of under 5-y-old children residing in 200 randomly selected villages in five districts in Bangladesh.(More)
Qualitative data collected from 63 older and younger mothers revealed that almost all recognized pneumonia and all described mild and severe signs and symptoms to explain incidences of pneumonia. Respiratory illnesses were attributed to humoral imbalances, supernatural causes and "negligent" mothers. Home care practices involved drinking specially prepared(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of management practices for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in improving the competency of community health volunteers in diagnosing and treating acute respiratory infections among children. METHODS Data were collected by a group of research physicians who observed the performance of a sample of 120 health volunteers in 10(More)
The potential effects of arsenic-contaminated drinking water on health are of concern, but our understanding of the risk factors of arsenicosis remains limited. This study assessed the prevalence of and socio-economic differentials in arsenic-associated skin lesions in a rural community in Bangladesh. Data were collected from a village where the Bangladesh(More)
BACKGROUND Recognizing the growing demand from medical students and residents for more comprehensive global health training, and the paucity of explicit curricula on such issues, global health and curriculum experts from the six Ontario Family Medicine Residency Programs worked together to design a framework for global health curricula in family medicine(More)
  • A Hadi
  • 2000
This study assesses the role of participatory development programmes in improving sanitation in rural Bangladesh. Data for this study came from a health surveillance system of BRAC covering 70 villages in 10 regions of the country. In-depth interviews were conducted with one adult member of a total of 1556 randomly selected households that provided basic(More)
The study evaluates the arsenic mitigation project of BRAC in raising awareness of arsenic poisoning in rural communities in Bangladesh. Data came from selected project villages in south-western Bangladesh. Comparison villages were also selected from the same region. A total of 1240 randomly selected adults were interviewed in May 2000. Findings reveal that(More)
This study assesses the role of women’s participation in productive activities in reducing the risk of marital violence. Data were collected from villages where numerous nongovernment organizations (NGOs) had microcredit-based income generating programs for the poor. Both the survey and in-depth interviews were used to collect information from a randomly(More)
The study assessed the validity of community health volunteers'diagnosis of pneumonia in children through simple clinical signs. Data were collected by a group of research physicians who observed the case management performance of 120 health volunteers in Bangladesh where the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee has been providing community-based acute(More)