1. WHO, Country Health Indicators: Bangladesh (2003).
2. Demographic Health Survey: Bangladesh (2004). Chapter 2: Household Population and Housing Characteristics (2004). This source provides more recent data but is not a UN source. An under-15 population of 36.3% is reported in United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Human Development Report, Country Sheet: Bangladesh (2003). This is the source for all other countries on this particular data point.
3. UNDP, Human Development Report, Country Sheet: Bangladesh (2003).
4. WHO, Country Health Indicators: Bangladesh.
5.UNDP, Human Development Report.
6.UNDP, Human Development Report.
7.E-mail correspondence from Abu Raihan, country director of Bangladesh, dated Oct. 18, 2006.
9. UNDP, Human Development Report.
10. WHO, Country Health Indicators: Bangladesh.
12. S. Resnikoff, D. Pascolini, D Eyta’ale, I. Kocur, R. Pararajasegaram, G. Pokharel, S. Mariotti, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, (2004) “Global Data on Visual Impairment in the Year 2002” 82:11. This number was estimated based on population surveys from all WHO South Asia Region countries in the same mortality strata as Bangladesh. These countries were India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
13. 0.6% of the total population.
14. S. Resnikoff, et al.
15. 2% of the total population.
16. S. Resnikoff, et al.
18. C. Gilbert and A. Foster, (2001) Bulletin of the World Health Organization, “Childhood Blindness in the Context of VISION 2020 – The Right to Sight,” 79:3.
19. VISION 2020, IAPB, WHO, State of the World’s Sight VISION 2020: The Right to Sight 1999-2005.
20. WHO, VISION 2020 Profile: Bangladesh (2002).