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.
In an effort to improve maternal and child health in Bangladesh, icddr,b developed a Geographic Information System (GIS) to monitor and evaluate the country’s emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services. icddr,b’s Centre for Equity & Health Systems released results from its GIS-based needs assessment at its main campus on 17 February. 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.