Muhiuddin Haider

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BACKGROUND Community-based approaches have been increasing in the effort to raise awareness and early detection for cancer and other chronic disease. However, many times, such interventions are tested in randomized trials, become evidence-based, and then fail to reach further use in the community. Project HEAL (Health through Early Awareness and Learning)(More)
This special issue is created to mark the 40th anniversary of Everett Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) model. Diffusion is the process through which an innovation, defined as an idea perceived as new, spreads via certain communication channels over time among the members of a particular social system. A great deal of research in a variety of academic(More)
BACKGROUND Use of technology is increasing in health promotion and has continued growth potential in intervention research. Guided by the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework, this paper reports on the adoption, reach, and implementation of Project HEAL (Health through Early Awareness and Learning)-a(More)
Over the centuries, many pandemics have come and gone, ranging from plagues to the recent waves of influenza, and have left swathes of destruction all over the world. Most recently, a relatively new pandemic, Avian Influenza, has emerged and is resulting in innumerable amounts of damage on a global scale. Already responsible for the deaths of tens of(More)
Bangladesh is in a precarious position in relation to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Rates are currently low compared to the rest of the South Asian region, and the disease is relatively confined to small, high-risk populations--mainly injection drug users (IDUs) and commercial sex workers. Yet if steps are not taken quickly to keep the epidemic in check, it could(More)
The George Washington Center for the Study of Globalization (GWCSG) provides research grants to GW faculty to conduct investigations on the various forces that are driving globalization, the implications of globalization for business strategy and government policy, as well as the effects of globalization on people's day-today lives. The projects consider(More)
BACKGROUND Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in diabetic patients reflects the average blood glucose level, and will not be affected by variability in blood glucose in short time. Regular care of patients by medical staff could effectively control glycemic situation. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of medical care by general physicians on(More)