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Bangladesh

  • By: Raihan Jamil
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health Communication
  • Edited by: Teresa L. Thompson
  • Subject:Public Health Education & Health Promotion, Health Psychology, Health Communication

Bangladesh is a small southeast Asian country that is bordered on three sides by India, part of the east side by Myanmar, and the south by the Bay of Bengal. The capital of the country is Dhaka. Bangladesh ranks seventh in the world in population and ranks ninth among the most densely populated countries of the world. To understand Bangladesh, it is good to know the country's history that shaped the nation's health care system.

History

Bangladesh, along with Pakistan, was part of a unified India until 1947. Before that year, India was part of the British empire, which ruled over the area for almost 200 years. When the British left India in 1947, they left the region divided into the two countries of India and ...

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