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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 Ruchira Tabassum Naved

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

Latest News
18 AUGUST 2016

icddr,b scientists win major research grant to improve menstrual hygiene management in schools

icddr,b scientists and their international collaborators have been awarded a US$ 500,000 grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop innovative menstrual hygiene interventions that will reduce the numbers of school days lost by girls due to menstruation.

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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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