ResearchBangladesh provides a unique research context with proximity to poverty, malnutrition and disease. Technology enables locally collected data to be accessed globally by international academic and research institutions collaborating with icddr,b to address the most critical global health concerns.
Saving livesFor more than 50 years, icddr,b has provided practical, low-cost, lifesaving solutions to health problems that affect billions of people living in poverty across the globe and in its host country of Bangladesh.
Hospitalsicddr,b hospitals in Dhaka and Matlab provide an opportunity for scientists and health professionals to cooperate on research, treatment, training and development. They deliver quality health services to the people of Bangladesh and save lives on a daily basis.

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.


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16 Apr 2014

icddr,b study shows tubewell water more likely to be contaminated with bacteria due to unsafe storage

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


The Q-Mat: An Innovative Solution to Reduce Maternal Mortality

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.