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Scaling up screening, detection and management of tuberculosis in Bangladeshi prisons

Research Overview

TRAction is currently funding a research study in Bangladesh exploring the effectiveness of an active screening strategy in prevention of tuberculosis transmission among prisoners incarcerated across 68 penal institutions in Bangladesh.

Tuberculosis (TB) kills an estimated 75,000 people per year in Bangladesh. The country is ranked 6th among the 22 high-burden countries for TB in the world, and 10th among 27 high priority multidrug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug resistant (XDR) TB countries.

Strategies to increase TB case detection in rural Bangladesh focusing on inequities and delays in care-seeking

Research Overview

TRAction is currently funding a research study in Bangladesh exploring the effectiveness of multiple case detection strategies for Tuberculosis (TB) in rural Bangladesh. This cluster randomized controlled trial tests active and semi-active case detection strategies comparing it to the standard of care (passive case detection), and any potential impact on increasing TB case detection in marginalized populations.

Scaling up of management of childhood tuberculosis in Bangladesh

Research Overview

TRAction is funding a study examining the effectiveness of tuberculosis (TB) interventions and services whose aim is to improve case control of tuberculosis in children in Bangladesh.  This implementation research and delivery science study tailored the intervention based on a comprehensive situational analysis conducted at baseline, acknowledging stakeholder involvement as a key component for successful scaling up. 

Assessment of the effect of nutrition education and micronutrient supplementation on the biochemical and immunological markers and quality of life of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Bangladesh

Research Overview

TRAction is funding research examining the effectiveness of tuberculosis (TB) interventions and services with emphasis placed on improving the nutritional status of TB-positive patients in Bangladesh.  This study examined the difference in quality of life when patients were exposed to nutrition education and/or micronutrient supplementation, specifically zinc and vitamin A. 


While Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world, it has made substantial strides in improving the health and health equity of its populations over the past 40 years. Despite this progress, over 45% of the population still live in abject poverty, more than 10 million children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition, the maternal mortality rate remains one of the highest in the region, and projections indicate a 50% rise in Bangladesh’s population in the coming 40 years – straining already at-capacity social services and public health systems.

Analyzing Sanitation and Population Density: a Multi-Country Review

Research Overview

This study is a desk review of existing data, based on Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), census, and World Bank Water and Sanitation Program data. The purpose of the study is to more fully characterize the relationship between sanitation, population density, and fecal-associated health problems.  






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