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We are an international health research institute based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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NEWS

icddr,b scientist wins 2016 Charles C. Shepard Science Award for publication in the Lancet Infectious Diseases

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FEATURE

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

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AR 2015

Our Annual Report showcases year of innovative discoveries, research excellence and global health solutions.

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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 Dinesh Mondal

Senior Scientist, Maternal and Childhood Malnutrition.
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Dr Peter Kim Streatfield

Emeritus Scientist, Climate Change and Health.
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Latest News
25 AUGUST 2016

Study with icddr,b validates new tool for diagnosing dehydration in children

A simple new method for assessing dehydration from diarrhoea has proven accurate and reliable, in a study conducted by researchers from Brown University with icddr,b.

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Feature News
30 JUNE 2016

Matlab: Five decades of life-saving solutions

In the 1960s, a group of American and Bangladeshi scientists embarked on a barge, turned floating cholera hospital that drifted around a cholera-prone sub-district of Bangladesh aiming to treat patients and save lives.

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Feature News
05 MAY 2016

Closing the gap on vaccine efficacy in the ‘global south’

Vaccines and antibiotics occupy a privileged position in the history of medicine. They are humanity’s “magic bullets” — categories of intervention so effective and easy to deliver that they have the capacity to single-handedly eradicate entire diseases from human history. But just as the heady utopia of an antibiotic age has given way to the cold, evolutionary reality of antibiotic resistance, we must now also confront the pervasive problem of vaccine failure in the global South.

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