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Do poverty alleviation programmes reduce inequities in health? The Bangladesh experience

David A. Leon and Gill Walt

in Poverty, Inequality, and Health

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192631961
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.003.0016
Do poverty alleviation programmes reduce inequities in health? The Bangladesh experience

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This chapter examines the poverty alleviation programme of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), a large non-governmental organization in Bangladesh. The study found evidence for improved child survival and nutritional status in households served by the programme. The programme also a had positive impact on other areas such as expenditure patterns, family planning practice, children's education, and domestic violence against women.

Keywords: poverty; developing countries; health inequality; BRAC; Bangladesh

Chapter.  7378 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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