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Dr Md. Rashidul Haque

Senior Scientist and Head, Enteric and Respiratory Infections.
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Dr A.T.M. Iqbal Anwar

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Dr Md. Nur Haque Alam

Senior Scientist, Maternal and Childhood Malnutrition.
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LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

Latest News
16 JULY 2018

Higher blood lead level in pregnant women: What could be the source?

A new icddr,b study with Stanford University has identified multiple possible sources of lead contamination in food and non-food sources, suggesting that this heavy metal can accumulate inside bones and be released years later in blood although the source of contamination may be already gone.

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Feature News
05 JUNE 2018

Arsenic exposure may damage children’s immunity for life

Long-term arsenic exposure from early childhood can cause permanent genetic-level damage to children’s ability to fend off diseases, new icddr,b study suggests. Immunity of arsenic-exposed children has shown similar characteristics like aged people, suggesting that certain cells of their immune system have ‘started growing older and become weaker’; the signs of onset of this change was detectable as early as at 9 years of age.

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25 JUNE 2018

First ever household-level tracking of cholera transmission in Dhaka

About 80 per cent of secondary infections were linked to the first cholera case in a particular household, suggesting the necessity to reduce exposure of V.cholerae at the household level and terminating its transmission.

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08 JULY 2018

Pneumonia treatment workshop for Ethiopian health professionals

A team of Ethiopian doctors and health professionals received hands on training on bubble CPAP – an innovation used in icddr,b hospitals to facilitate breathing of children experiencing severe pneumonia. icddr,b doctors, hospital and ICU staff guided the visiting team through our treatment of pneumonic children and hands-on procedures for preparing bubble-CPAP using a simple bottle, during the five-day workshop in July.

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20 JUNE 2018

icddr,b Hospital Appeal

At the world’s largest diarrhoeal disease treatment facility, we provide treatment for over 200,000 patients free-of-charge. Find out how we do it.

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