BRAC helped reduce Bangladesh's under-5 child mortality rate from 180 to 53 deaths per 1000 chil

"BRAC took the lead in popularizing the Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) to prevent diarrhea. Bangladesh now has the world’s highest ORT usage rate. Thanks to ORT and the later success in child immunization, the under-five child mortality in Bangladesh has decreased from 180 deaths per 1,000 live births in the 1980s to 53 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2011. The child survival rate in Bangladesh has surpassed that in neighboring countries."

"Demystifying the Science of Delivery: Learning from how Bangladesh Reduced Child Mortality," The World Bank, last modified January 12, 2015, accessed July 17, 2015,

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