Developing world: The urban volunteer programme in Dhaka: A community based primary health care and research initiative

B. Stanton, J. Clemens, M. Koblinsky

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In response to a recognition that existing health facilities could not adequately reach the poorer sections of Dhaka city, the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) established the Urban Volunteer Programme in 1981. This paper describes the primary health care and research activities of this program and suggests that such an approach can be and should be used in other urgan areas of developing countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalTropical and Geographical Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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