Welcome to the First Issue of the 'Bangladesh Urban Health Network (BUHN) Newsletter' for 2012! BUHN emerged as a civil society network in the year 2010 to advance the generation, exchange, and application of high quality urban health knowledge across academics, policy makers, implementers, and communities for attaining health equity in urban settings nationwide. The newsletter will serve as a spoke specimen of the network and we hope you will find this a useful update of our activities.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported this edition by providing useful information.
We are looking forward to continuing this productive channel of information exchange throughout the urban health community inside and outside the country. The future success of the Newsletter depends on your comments, contributions and ideas! We do encourage all of you to try your utmost best to enrich the forthcoming BUHN Newsletters!
Editor Kazi Maruful Islam, PhD
Sub-Editor Professor Dr Shah Monir Hossain, Dr Deen Mohammad, Dr Abu Jamil Faisel, Dr Md Sayedur Rahman, Dr Ferdousi Begum, Md Solaiman Sarker
Health Care Facilities in the Urban Areas and Way Forward
Urban Governance and Its Influence on National Politics
One of the major social and demographic changes that Bangladesh is going through are rapid urbanization (at an estimated rate of 6%), expanding industrialization, rising incomes and increase in non-communicable diseases...
Urban governance is a vital and valuable part of the political spectrum. It matters significantly in the life of city dwellers, influencing their ideas and thoughts with abundant scope of information through print and electronic media...
Synergy in Urban Health and Spatial Planning for Healthy Cities
Rapid, unplanned, unsustainable patterns of urban development and ongoing urbanisation of the population have always made cities in the developing nations focal points for many emerging environmental and health hazards. The public health issues of waste disposal, provision of safe water and sanitation and injury prevention are well-known issues at the edge between urban inequalities, environment and health.
Recently, SSFP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction Project (UPPRP) of UNDP in Sylhet. The objectives this MoU are to address the primary health, nutrition, and family planning needs of urban poor in Sylhet areas.
Rapid Urbanizations and the Women in the Slums In Dhaka City
Bangladesh is a land of grueling poverty in terms of economic sense. The country lacks significant amount of natural resources except 150 million populations. Dhaka is the fastest growing mega-city in the world. Annually, the city draws an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 mostly poor migrants who provide critical employment for the city’s industries and services
Marie Stopes (MS) is a Bangladeshi NGO providing high quality and affordable, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to the urban, peri-urban and rural community through a number of innovative approaches.