Author Archive | Shahidul Hoque

Hospital waste management in Rawalpindi: A threat to urban environmental sustainability.

One of the constraints in hospital waste management in Pakistan is ineffective legislations, improper training about collection, transportation and disposal of waste. In addition, unavailability of appropriate equipment for disposal (incinerators, autoclaves etc.) and insufficient budget to meet the expenses of waste management has led many hospitals to burn their waste in open environment. Lack […]

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Intervention with communication techniques reduces tobacco use in the community: An experience from rural Bangladesh

Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of early deaths occurred and gradually increasing in developing countries like Bangladesh. Bangladesh is on the verge of tobacco epidemic as 16% of total death among the people aged 30 years and above is connected to tobacco use. There are many difficulties to mitigate tobacco menace in […]

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Engaging village doctors in mHealth program? An experience from rural Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is one of the 57 countries with a serious shortage of trained doctors, paramedics, nurses and midwives. Village doctors, a group of informally trained practitioners of modern drugs, are the dominant health care providers in the rural area. Village doctors, trained by icddr,b, who had achieved an acceptable level of performance in dispensing drugs […]

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