Our public health care system is failing us

Every state in the world, whether democratic or authoritarian, has some guiding principles to run its affairs -- we call it a constitution. To make it effective, these guiding principles are backed by certain laws, rules, procedures, institutions, and people who lead them. Likewise, Bangladesh has her constitution of 1972. Article 15 of the constitution... Continue Reading →

Water Poverty of Kurigram

Shamsul Alam (55) is a tea stall worker and heads a family of 7 members. He entirely depends on tube well water for drinking purpose. His wife, daughter and daughter in law collect drinking water from a nearby tube well and drink it directly. He considers this safe. He has no understanding of whether this... Continue Reading →

Importance of SDG target 6.1 and its financing

After the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have come as Agenda 2030. As a signatory to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Bangladesh is politically committed to implement and achieve the 39+1 targets of SDGs by 2030. SDG target 6.1 entails that by 2030 all countries in the world will... Continue Reading →

How far can the rights of the aggrieved extend?

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did a commendable job when she asked the administration and her party leaders to inquire into the curious case of Gazi Tariq Salman, the now-famed Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Barguna. Soon after her reaction was made public, both the administration and Awami League leaders acted promptly, which ultimately led to... Continue Reading →

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