2007 Projects launched in 2007 included the establishment of postgraduate programs in child development at the Institute of Educational Development at BRAC University in Bangladesh, and technical support for analysis and the development of policies for young children by the Ministry of Education in Liberia.
soros organised first 2007 session innew york Q&a with sir fazle about timebrac usa launched with columbia u mailman and brac uk ans coonnetheland hq for remittance and intl projects - link https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/what-brac-is-doing-for-the-poor
2006 p69 Soros: “Tuberculosis is curable and its eradication attainable.” In conjunction with the publication of Public Health Watch reports on TB policy, OSI sponsored media roundtables to draw attention to the disease. OSI’s founder and chairman, George Soros, personally joined BRAC’s chairman, Fazle Hasan Abed, in awareness-raising efforts, including visits to shasthya shebika and tuberculosis patients in rural Bangladesh in December 2006. “Tuberculosis is curable and its eradication is attainable, but it remains largely neglected globally due to low levels of awareness,” Soros said at a BRAC center in Dhaka. “Drugs are widely available. All we need now is more awareness campaigns with the participation of nongovernmental organizations.” “We want the government to know that there are a lot of people getting involved,” Chowdhury says. “Traditionally, the TB establishment is a closed group—the doctors, the medical establishment, the WHO—and it is not exactly user-friendly. Our task is to let these people know we are watching them. In Bangladesh, the government recognizes this and is paying more attention to the quality of services
tb case more details from page 25 of this paper
BRAC, Bangladesh28 BRAC is probably the world’s largest NGO, providing basic health-care coverage for 100 million people, in addition to microfinancing, agricultural and educational activities. It has more than 70,000 health volunteers working in village organizations in all 64 districts of Bangladesh, and in seven other countries in Asia and Africa. BRAC has partnered with the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) to create an innovative program to diagnose and treat TB, covering 86 million people. The program’s patients sign a bond and deposit 125tk (US$3.50), which is returned in full when they complete their treatment. Drugs provided free by the NTP are distributed by village health workers. As a result, by 2007 TB case detection rates had risen from 25% to 84% and cure rates had risen from less than 50% to 93%.