The present-day borders of Bangladesh took shape during the Partition of Bengal and the British India in 1947, when the region came to be known as East Pakistan, as a part of the newly formed state of Pakistan. It was separated from West Pakistan by 1,400 kilometres (870mi) of Indian territory. Because of political exclusion, ethnic and linguistic discrimination and economic neglect by the politically dominant western wing, nationalism, popular agitation and civil disobedience led to the Bangladesh Liberation War and independence in 1971. After independence, the new state endured poverty, famine, political turmoil and military coups. The restoration of democracy in 1991 has been followed by relative calm and economic progress. In 2014, the Bangladeshi general election was boycotted by major opposition parties, resulting in a parliament and government dominated by the Awami League and its smaller coalition partners.
"Bangla Desh" is a song by English musician George Harrison. It was released as a non-album single in July 1971, to raise awareness for the millions of refugees from the country formerly known as East Pakistan, following the 1970 Bhola cyclone and the outbreak of the Bangladesh Liberation War. Harrison's inspiration for the song came from his friend Ravi Shankar, a Bengali musician, who approached Harrison for help in trying to alleviate the suffering. "Bangla Desh" has been described as "one of the most cogent social statements in music history" and helped gain international support for Bangladeshi independence by establishing the name of the fledgling nation around the world. In 2005, United Nations Secretary-GeneralKofi Annan identified the song's success in personalising the Bangladesh crisis, through its emotive description of Shankar's request for help.
Muzibul Huq, who worked as a physician in Bangladesh before immigrating with his family to the United States... He said he and his wife, an obstetrician-gynecologist, in 1989 helped found the Shaheen Clinic, a hospital with a focus on women's health in Bangladesh ... He and his family immigrated to the United States in from Bangladesh in 2005.
The UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, has announced the ten winners of its first ever JointInnovationChallenge; a cutting edge competition to provide funding for social enterprises with innovative solutions that advance the empowerment of women and girls worldwide ... ToguMogu, Bangladesh.
Mapping maternal deaths and the underlying reasons is critical because maternal mortality is a telling marker of the outreach and quality of a country's health services and its socio-cultural ethos ... The study highlights "that maternal health care, especially postnatal care, and maternal nutrition are key for reducing maternal mortality.".
1 (Xinhua) -- More than 1,500 cases of dengue have been reported in July in Bangladesh, resulting in the deaths of nine people in the last month, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Monday ... Bangladesh braces for spike in dengue cases, 9 deaths in July.
– Tensions have mounted among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh after an alarming report of hepatitis spreading in squalid makeshift tents in the border district of Cox's Bazar...The WorldHealthOrganization (WHO) would launch a special campaign to eradicate hepatitis in the camps, he asserted.
DHAKA, July 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of 131 people had been killed in floods caused by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water in parts of Bangladesh, said a government report on Tuesday. According to the daily flood report of the country's Health...
Drowning has become the second leading cause of death among children under the age of five in Bangladesh and the country reports over 14,000 such fatalities every year, the WorldHealthOrganization (WHO) and Unicef said in a joint statement ... We know that these deaths are preventable,” said Sheldon Yett, Unicef representative to Bangladesh.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Business leaders and officials from eight developing nations meeting in Bangladesh on Tuesday said more cooperation was needed among them to overcome dwindling foreign currency reserves, a growing energy crisis and supply chain disruptions ... Bangladesh’s Foreign MinisterA.K.
SANAA -- Heavy rains in Yemen caused severe flooding in some areas, killing two people on Tuesday, according to the local health authority ... DHAKA -- A total of 131 people had been killed in floods caused by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water in parts of Bangladesh, said a government report on Tuesday ... (Bangladesh-Flooding-Death Toll).
The decision regarding post-exposure vaccination depends on the type of exposure and should be generally made in consultation with public health authorities ...ExpressHealth Monkeypox ... Shahidul Alam speaks about the repressive terrain in Bangladesh ... Health Ministry ... Six key ways to preserve brain health.
India barely invests 1.29% of the GDP annually on health, which is less than Bangladesh and Nepal. In contrast, China spends 6.7% of its GDP on health ...Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation projects the country’s total fertility rate at 1.29 births per woman by the end of the century.