News file for: Bangladesh
The Asian Development Bank has secured US$12.4 billion for the next four years to fight poverty in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program in Bangladesh celebrated International Women’s Day by distributing 7,500 books to 75 girls’ schools and colleges across the country.
A large-scale genomic study conducted in Bangladesh has discovered genetic variants that elevate the risk for skin lesions in people chronically exposed to arsenic.
As the disease expands its global reach, the Infectious Disease Research Institute teams up with India and the Gates Foundation to target the most deadly form of leishmaniasis.
With 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia has one of the largest concentrations globally of aging persons, creating a host of potential challenges, experts warn.
The Asia Foundation will partner with logistics company Orient Overseas Container Line to distribute an estimated 402,000 books across Asia.
A large coalition of pharmas, governments, and NGOs have announced their goal of eliminating or controlling 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020.
UNICEF reports on a new fundraising initiative called Schools for Asia, to transform children’s lives through education.
Russia and Bangladesh signed a nuclear co-operation agreement on Thursday which envisages the former setting up two 1,000 MW nuclear reactors at Rooppur.
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC, has been awarded the 2011 WISE Prize for Education.