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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon endorses icddr,b’s work

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icddr,b joins Emory Global Health Institute’s Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) network that explores why children under 5 die in Africa and Asia.

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How a barge-turned-floating hospital played a key role in the fight against cholera

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AR 2015

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OUR RESEARCHERS

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

Dr Md. Shafiqul Alam Sarker

Senior Scientist, Maternal and Childhood Malnutrition.
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Dr Md. Rashidul Haque

Senior Scientist and Head, Enteric and Respiratory Infections.
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Dr Alayne M. Adams

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

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05 DECEMBER 2016

Counselling increased exclusive breastfeeding duration by 60 days

Focused counselling to pregnant women has shown to increase exclusive breastfeeding duration by 60 days compared to those who receive standard healthcare messages, finds a recent icddr,b study in Matlab, Bangladesh. These focused counselling programmes can be effective in prolonging exclusive breastfeeding duration and thus promoting healthy child development in resource-deprived settings.

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Feature News
17 NOVEMBER 2016

New insights into strengthening immune defence to cure diarrhoeal diseases

Antibiotic overuse has led to a massive worldwide increase in infectious diseases becoming resistant to these medications, posing a serious threat to global public health. With icddr,b, a new study with the Karolinska Institute, Sweden and University of Iceland has shown promising insights into prompting the body’s self-defence mechanism to work against and cure infections, instead of relying on antibiotics.

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20 NOVEMBER 2016

icddr,b’s recent work on antimicrobial resistance

The causes of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the threats it poses are not known well in Bangladesh. A number of studies hosted at icddr,b aim to generate knowledge on AMR considering it as a One Health problem. The studies are headed by icddr,b’s associate scientist Dr Mohammad Aminul Islam, who is also a member of the WHO Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (WHO AGISAR).

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