ABOUT US

We are an international health research institute based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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NEWS

Single dose of oral cholera vaccine proves protective in an endemic setting.

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FEATURE

icddr,b's contribution to the polio endgame in Bangladesh and globally.

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OUR RESEARCHERS

A selection of our senior scientists, leading figures in public health and medical research
Sayera

Dr Sayera Banu

Senior Scientist, Emerging Infections.
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Md. Sirajul

Dr Md. Sirajul Islam

Emeritus Scientist, Enteric and Respiratory Infections.
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Ruchira Tabassum

Dr Ruchira Tabassum Naved

Senior Scientist, Universal Health Coverage.
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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & BLOG

Latest News
25 MAY 2016

Deep-seated beliefs about salt may be major barriers to salt reduction strategies in coastal areas of Bangladesh

People living in the south-eastern coastal areas of Bangladesh have been found to have multiple misconceptions about salt, a recent icddr,b study has shown.

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Feature News
31 MARCH 2016

Ending polio globally: How is icddr,b contributing?

icddr,b scientists have played a key role in helping Bangladesh achieve polio-free status, and continue to contribute to the global fight to eradicate the disease.

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Feature News
05 MAY 2016

Closing the gap on vaccine efficacy in the ‘global south’

Vaccines and antibiotics occupy a privileged position in the history of medicine. They are humanity’s “magic bullets” — categories of intervention so effective and easy to deliver that they have the capacity to single-handedly eradicate entire diseases from human history. But just as the heady utopia of an antibiotic age has given way to the cold, evolutionary reality of antibiotic resistance, we must now also confront the pervasive problem of vaccine failure in the global South.

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