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Healthcare solutions that are smart

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Tuberculosis treatment will return 21 takas of social good for each taka spent.  Our latest research identifies the smartest solutions for Bangladesh’s most pressing health issues. 

Every hour, tuberculosis kills nine Bangladeshis. Another seven die each hour from arsenic in drinking water. Simple and cheap solutions are available to avoid almost all these deaths.

Bangladesh has made incredible progress over recent years on many health indicators. But the country continues to face great challenges, like tuberculosis (TB) and arsenic, two of the biggest killers. Many other grave health issues remain too, including factors that threaten mothers and their children.

Bangladesh Priorities can help identify the smartest solutions to national health challenges, as well as many other development issues."

Read more about the research in Bjorn Lomborg’s article in The Daily Star.