Dedicated to saving lives, icddr,b is an international health research organisation located in Bangladesh. Through translation of research into treatment, training and policy advocacy icddr,b addresses some of the most critical health concerns facing the world today.
A study undertaken by icddr,b’s Centre for Communicable Diseases finds that contamination of water pumped from shallow tubewells was more likely to occur due to unsafe storage practices and that changes in point of use behaviours significantly reduced risks of waterborne diseases amongst children under two years of age in rural Bangladesh. More
Ruma Khatun gave birth in her home in Shahjadpur, a sub-district in Bangladesh. Ruma’s delivery showed two strong indications of Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) – her placenta was not delivered with the baby and her Q-Mat, a biodegradable birth mat placed under her during birth, was fully soaked with blood.