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Articles by K.M. Mustafizur Rahman
Total Records ( 4 ) for K.M. Mustafizur Rahman
  K.M. Mustafizur Rahman and Prosannajid Sarkar
  Infant and child mortality rates reflect a country’s level of socio-economic development and quality of life and are used for monitoring and evaluating population and health programs and policies. This study examines the mortality of children under five using information from women’s birth histories pertaining to children born during the 10 years period before the survey by major divisions in Bangladesh, using data from the 1999-2000 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS). Specifically, information is provided on levels, trends and differentials in neonatal, post-neonatal, infant and child mortality and assessing the effects of socio-economic, demographic and mother’s health-care characteristics on infant and child mortality. Mortality estimates are desegregated by urban-rural residence, division, mother’s education and antenatal care received and by selected demographic characteristics to identify segments of the population requiring special attention. This will help policy makers to formulate better policies in order to fight the current situation.
  K.M. Mustafizur Rahman
  Utilization of maternal health care services and maternal health seeking behaviors is a complex phenomenon in Bangladesh due to various factors. It is found that a complex set of relationship exists among the various socioeconomic, cultural, behavioral and demographic events, which affect the utilization of maternity care in Bangladesh, which can only provide us a preliminary idea of how important each variable is by itself. Result shows that maternal education, mother’s age at birth, present place of residence, access to mass media and NGO and wealth quintile significantly increase the utilization rates for antenatal care, delivery care and postnatal care. Findings need to be scientifically utilized in developing suitable programs addressing the case of maternal health care services in the developing countries as well as in Bangladesh.
  K.M. Mustafizur Rahman and Prosannajid Sarkar
  Maternal health situation appears to be very poor in Bangladesh. Utilization of basic health services in Bangladesh has remained poor even though, there has been increasing public and private expenditure on the provision of advanced health care. The low utilization seems to be due to low levels of household income, high illiteracy and ignorance and a host of traditional factors. On the other hand, despite substantial public investments in health infrastructure the supply of such services continues to be inadequate and of poor quality. Over the last several decades maternal health care in Bangladesh has improved, but that condition is not satisfactory stage considerably compared to many other developing nations. However, for cultural and economic reasons, puerperal maternal health care has not received much attention when compared to the care provided during pregnancy. This may be attributed to the fact that although, the pregnant female is cared for, the attention is focused on the child, which the mother carries, rather than the mother. Although, the overall situations of maternal health care services in Bangladesh are increased after independent, but these are not better picture to reduce maternal mortality to reach the target of millennium development goal.
  Prosannajid Sarkar and K.M. Mustafizur Rahman
  Improvement of the reproductive health status of women in the third world is being considered as one of the most important goals of human and social development. Bangladesh has achieved health gains over the last decade of the 20th century. However, equivalent program has not been realized in the area of maternal health. Despite the presence of an impressive establishment of the health infrastructure in the country to date the maternal health situation remains poor. Even through, the most maternal deaths are avoidable if adequate preventive observed are taken. Increasing the proportion of maternal health care services is being advocated as an important step in preventing maternal death.
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