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Superstition’ prevents action against children drowning in Bangladesh

The lives of thousands of children who drown in Bangladesh every year could be saved by encouraging people to put aside superstitions that view the deaths as “God’s will”, a study has found. Drownings have become the leading cause of death in children under the age of 18, numbering around 18,000 a year since 2005, yet such deaths are ... MORE

Roundtable on “Child injury prevention and policy development”

The Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) organised a roundtable titled “Child Injury Prevention and Policy Development" on 7 November 2016 at the Press Club, Dhaka. Mr. Mohammed Nasim MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh thanked ... MORE

Drowning prevention interventions news covered by Jamuna Television

Journalist Ahmed Reza visited Anchal and covered news on Jamuna Television on 12 October 2016. He found that Anchal and Play-pen are two effective interventions to prevent drowning in Bangladesh. 15 minutes special bulletin count the news as emergency need and made a documentary on the issue. Please visit the links MORE

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7 October 2016 news published on Daily Prothom Alo MORE

একটি ‘আঁচল স্কুলে’র গল্প  1 October 2016 news published on Daily Bhorer Kagoj. MORE

Swimming lessons yet to be introduced in all schools The government’s plan to introduce swimming classes in all schools and colleges has yet to see the light of day as it remains only on papers, reported due to lack of infrastructure. The Ministry of Education decided to introduce regular swimming classes at all educational institutions under the secondary, madrasa ... MORE MORE

Safety initiative cuts accidents on deadly Dhaka-Sylhet highway

A pilot project that installed basic road safety infrastructure such as bus stops and speed bumps on one of the world’s most dangerous highways- the Dhaka-Sylhet highway, has cut road deaths by more than 60% in the first year, according to a study. The initial results from Safe Crossings, a Dutch NGO ... MORE