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Maternal and Child Health in Bangladesh: Since the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994, Nafis Sadiq, its Director General, has convinced States and Governments that maternal mortality and morbidity can be reduced dramatically by increasing contraceptive use.

A Journey to the Valley of Sigh: "At noon of June 12, 1996 I along with three companions alighted the Indian Airlines plane at Srinagar. Coming from Delhi, one could have anticipated a cooler and pleasant day in the Kashmir valley; it was indeed cool and pleasant."

Pakistan-India, 50th Anniversary of Independence: On midnight of August 14, 1947, Pakistan and India attained formal independence from nearly two centuries of British colonial rule and ushered the era of decolonization.

Peoples Struggles in Bangladesh, A Conference Report: CERAS organised an International Conference in cooperation with Inter Pares on October 18-20, 1996 to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of Bangladesh.

Micro Credit, Micro Results: "If we can come up with a system which allows everybody access to credit while ensuring excellent repayment-I can give you a guarantee that poverty will not last long," proclaims Mohammed Yunis, guru to market partisans seeking "new solutions" to poverty.

Alternatives News: Alternatives organized a meeting in the memory of Michel Mill on November 9. The Annual General Meeting of CERAS was held on September 29. On November 14, 1996 CERAS organized a seminar "Unveiling South Asia"

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