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Poverty, Inequality, and HealthAn International Perspective$
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David Leon and Gill Walt

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631961

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.001.0001

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

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

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(p.312) 16 Do poverty alleviation programmes reduce inequities in health? The Bangladesh experience
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Poverty, Inequality, and Health
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David A. Leon

Gill Walt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.003.0016

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

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