Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) aspires to be a leader for health care in Bangladesh in contributing to the community by changing the lives of the bottom billions and enhancing their socio-economic well-being. GK continues to enhance its research edge and create new opportunities to help humanity, by establishing translational research centres working towards achieving Universal Health Coverage. It emphasises on health problems creating an impact to the society by creating sustainable health care that are affordable and accessible to the poor and needy. GK has its own Research Monitoring and Evaluation Division (RMED) with a number of internationally and nationally acclaimed distinguished research personnel and research associates, statisticians and computer programmers, data entry operators and supportive staffs. GK research division has modern data management facilities and sophisticated computer lab including networking. A large number of field investigators (paramedics) are working at 21 GK project areas and collect vital events registration data and also collect, update information of GK health care programs and send them to the GK Head Office for monthly, quarterly as well as yearly report. GK monitoring and evaluation team monitors those field investigators. Members of GK senior management make occasional field visits in its project areas and share their views with the project staffs. GK research team is conducting several long-term and short term research projects funded by several overseas and local donor agencies. GK published lot of books. GK also publishes Monthly Gonoshasthaya (Peoples’ Health) –a health and social Magazine.
Research Publications of the Organization:
Nicola Cherry, Morshed Chowdhury, Rezaul Haque, Corbett McDonald, Zafrullah Chowdhury (2012). Disability among Elderly Rural Villagers: Report of a Survey from Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Bangladesh. BMC Public Health, 12 (379), 1-11.
- Cherry, N., Sheikh K., McDonald. C. & Chowdhury Z. (2008). Stillbirth, Arsenic Exposure and other Etiological Factors in Rural Bangladesh: A Report from Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK). Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 86 (3), 161-240.
- Chaudhury, R .H., & Chowdhury Z. (2008). Achieving Millennium Development Goal on Maternal Mortality: Gonoshasthaya Kendra’s (GK) Experience in Rural Bangladesh. (2nd ed.). Gonoprokashani, Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Dhaka -1344: Bangladesh.
- Chaudhury, R.H., & Chowdhury, Z. (2008). Maternal Mortality in Rural Bangladesh: Lessons Learnt from Gonoshastha Kendra Programme Villages. Asia Pacific Population Journal, 23(1), 55-78.
- Chaudhury R.H., & Chowdhury Z. (2008). Socio-Demographic and Health Factors Affecting Maternal Mortality in Rural Bangladesh. East-WestUniversity Journal, 1(2), 161-174.
- Chaudhury R.H., & et. al. (2006). Disease Pattern of the Older Populations in Rural Bangladesh and Its Scope for Integration in Government Rural Health System: A Study of Gonoshasthaya Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Division, Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Rezaul Haque., Isahaque Ali, & Manzur Kadir Ahmed. Way Forward To Reach Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK). 2nd Public Health Foundation Day and Scientific Seminar. 7−8 December 2014, Sasakawa Auditorium, iccdr,b, Mohakhali, Dhaka.
- Isahaque Ali., & Siful Alam. Sickness Pattern and Treatment Seeking Behavior in Rural Family in Bangladesh. 2nd Public Health Foundation Day and Scientific Seminar. 7−8 December 2014, Sasakawa Auditorium, iccdr,b, Mohakhali, Dhaka.
- A. Kashem Skaikh. Maternal Mortality and Maternal Care an Experience of Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) Rural Bangladesh 2005-2013. 2nd Public Health Foundation Day and Scientific Seminar. 7−8 December 2014, Sasakawa Auditorium, iccdr,b, Mohakhali, Dhaka.
- Ali, Isahaque., Hatta, Zulkarnain., and Azman, Azlinda. Effectiveness of microfinance and causes of poverty exists among poor women beneficiaries in rural Bangladesh: A social work enquiry. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development: Promoting Social and Economic Equality. 9−12 July 2014, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne: Australia.
- Zafrullah Chowdhury & Manzur Kadir Ahmed. Affordable Health Care: Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) Experiences with Social Class Based Local Health Insurance (HI) in Rural Bangladesh. The 8th International Conference on Microcredit from 6-8 November 2012, Dares-Salam,
- Rezaul Haque. Achieving Millenium Development Goals on Maternal Health. The International Conference on Maternal Health.11 December 2012, Viena:Austria.
Current Research Projects
- Socio-Economic Survey of 2014 in Gonoshasthaya Kendra Areas.
- To Update Population of the GK Program area a Census is Conducting
- Patients Compliance Survey of Gonoshasthaya Somaj Vittik Medical College Hospital.
- Reducing Infant Mortality in Bangladesh: A Study from Gonoshasthya Kendra.
- Achieving the Millennium Development Goals on Maternal Mortality Ratio: Case Study from Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK).
- Managing Urinary Incontinence in Elderly Village Women in Bangladesh: A Cluster Randomized Trial of a Community Exercise-Based Intervention.
- Sickness Pattern and Health Seeking Behaviour of Garment Workers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh.
- Impacts of Social Protection System in Bangladesh.
Future Research Plan
- Replication of Primary Health Care Model of Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK).
- Predictors of Low Birth Weight (LBW) in Rural Area in Bangladesh.
- Comparison of Deleviery Cost of Hospital Born and Home Born Children.
- Need of Aged Patients in GK Area.
- Adolescent Health Care Need in GK Area.
- Factors Influencing Premature Birth in Bangladesh.
- Status of Health, Nutrition and Disability of Elderly Population in Rural Bangladesh.
- Prevention of use of tobacco using children as change agents: A study in rural Bangladesh
- Preventing Initiation among Youth and Young Adults on Tobacco Use: A Study to Explore the Reasons of Initiation