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

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NEWS

Single dose of oral cholera vaccine proves protective in an endemic setting.

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FEATURE

icddr,b evolution from a barge-turned-floating cholera hospital in the 1960s.

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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 Shams El Arifeen

Senior Director, Maternal & Child Health, Maternal and Neonatal Health.
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Dr Md. Sirajul Islam

Emeritus Scientist, Enteric and Respiratory Infections.
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Dr Jena Derakhshani Hamadani

Scientist, Maternal and Neonatal Health.
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LATEST NEWS, EVENTS & BLOG

Latest News
21 JULY 2016

icddr,b studies contribute to global dengue control and prevention efforts

icddr,b scientists are participating in an eight-country study aiming to identify simple methods to spot dengue infections, which are hard to diagnose from clinical symptoms alone and can be fatal if diagnosed too late.

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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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