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DHAKA, 3 July 2012 (IRIN) – The Bangladeshi government is attempting to register birth data online to combat high levels of child marriage. On 8 June in Bangladesh’s western Khustia District, local media reported that 15-year-old Iva Parvin was to be married off by parents hiding her age, but local officials challenged the marriage and […]

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According to local officials, the leading causes of blindness in Bangladesh are cataract, glaucoma and childhood blindness Dubai: More than 5,000 patients were examined for visual impairment during a six-day eye camp organised by the non-profit organisation Noor Dubai Foundation last week in Natore district of Rajshahi division in Bangladesh. It was the Foundation’s fourth […]

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By Madhusree Chatterjee, IANS, New Delhi : Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink… A cluster of striking images by leading South Asian documentary photographer Munem Wasif turns the spotlight on the water tragedy brewing in Bangladesh. An estimate by Veolia Water, an international water provider, says a staggering 60 percent of the […]

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DHAKA, Jun 3, 2012 (IPS) – Bangladesh has shown low HIV prevalence rates so far but may be silently moving towards an epidemic, say experts pointing to underreporting and poor monitoring for the virus in the general population. by Naimul Hoque Just 2,533 people are presently known to be carrying HIV – which causes acquired […]

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