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Diarrhoea-causing pathogens in city sludge show resistance to last-resort antibiotic widely used in Bangladesh poultry industry.

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AR 2016

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OUR RESEARCHERS

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

Dr Mahbub E Elahi Khan Chowdhury

Acting Director and Scientist, Universal Health Coverage.
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Dr Md. Nur Haque Alam

Senior Scientist, Maternal and Childhood Malnutrition.
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Dr Ruchira Tabassum Naved

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

Latest News
06 FEBRUARY 2018

Radically cleaner environment may be essential to cut childhood stunting

Improved drinking water, sanitation and handwashing (WASH) with nutrition intervention successfully cut childhood diarrhoea in rural Bangladesh, found a new study by icddr,b with US collaborators. Researchers think that partial improvements in WASH are insufficient to optimally affect childhood stunting - a condition when children become too short for their age.

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Feature News
18 FEBRUARY 2018

Diarrhoea bug develops resistance to Colistin, antibiotic widely used for poultry

One major diarrhoea-causing pathogen recently found in Dhaka city sludge has shown resistance to Colistin - a last-resort antibiotic for infection control widely used in the poultry industry in Bangladesh. The Colistin-resistant bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli) was multi-drug resistant (MDR), showing resistance to 11 different antibiotics tested.

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Feature News
25 JANUARY 2018

Can local community participation help provide better healthcare services?

In Bangladesh, participation of community members in improving local healthcare institutions is an established approach in addressing healthcare issues. It has been facilitated for long in areas varying from sanitation to maternal and child health, clean water and health infrastructure.

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