Asia’s Cesarean Phenomenon

Asia’s Cesarean Phenomenon
While the World Health Organization recommends a C-section rate of 10-15% of total births in trhe developing world, the figure is often much higher. Despite the risks, large numbers of women are opting for C-sections to avoid birth pain and to control the date of their baby’s arrival. March 2005 Dhaka, Bangladesh. ©Monirul Alam


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Birthday of Lord Krishna

Birthday of Lord Krishna
In the capital thousand of men, women and children joined the historical Janmashtami rally and procession brought out from Dhakeswari Temple in Old Dhaka. Hindus community celebrates Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. The days aimed festivity and religious fervor across the country. According to the Hindu faith, Krishna, the incarnation of God, descended to this world some 5,500 years ago with a vow to establish love, truth and justice. Devotees on this day celebrate his birth on earth.  August 2008 Dhaka, Bangladesh. ©Monirul Alam  

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One Conjoined twin dies after separation

One Conjoined twin dies after separation
A sister is taking care Bonya at neo-natal Intensive Care Unit who is one of survivor after a critical operation. Borsha and Bonya conjoined twins sister separated seven-hour long surgical operation at the BSMMU (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University) hospital while Borsha is died on 7 August at the hospital about seven and half hour operation. Six teams of 68 members including over 40 doctors took part in the surgery to separation the twins. The twins were conjoined at their livers, intestines and gallbladders, chest bones and abdomen. Twins babies were born at Rabeya Clinic in Gaibanda on March 24 this year. Their mother Shahanaz Begum, nurse and father Golam Kibria, school teacher in Gaibanda district. In Bangladesh survivals of conjoined twins is very rear.  5 August Dhaka 2008 Bangladesh. ©Monirul Alam  

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Be on fire alive old Dhaka

Be on fire alive old Dhaka
The fire bust out around 12.30am from a shoe factory on the ground floor. At lest 10 people including women and children, were burned alive and over 20 others were injured when a fire divested a five-storey building in old Dhaka early today (4 august 08). Witnesses said the fire extensively damaged the bottom four floors of the building.. 4 August 2008 Old Dhaka  Bangladesh. ©Monirul Alam

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