We are an international health research institute based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Our research is addressing some of the world’s most pressing health challenges.
We aim to ensure that our evidence and experience is widely shared.
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Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, we are committed to solving public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries through innovative scientific research – including laboratory-based, clinical, epidemiological and health systems research. By developing, testing and assessing the implementation of interventions specifically designed for resource-poor settings, we aim to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the world’s poorest nations. For more than 50 years, we have been carrying out high-quality research and promoting the uptake of evidence-based interventions. Our initial focus was on diarrhoeal disease, but we now study multiple infectious diseases, other threats to public health, and methods of healthcare delivery. Our work has had a profound impact on health policy and practice both locally and globally – and this remains our key objective for the future.
Our vision, mission and values, and future plans.
How we go about achieving our aims.
Our Senior Leadership Team, Board of Trustees and Scientific Advisory Group.
Our core donors and major funders
Our Annual Report and annual Financial Reports
How we adhere to international standards of governance.
The origins and evolution of icddr,b.
The impact of our work in Bangladesh and globally.
Bangladesh has made particularly exceptional progress in this area. Although Bangladesh has a lower per capita income than India or Pakistan, it has fewer maternal deaths than its richer neighbours. However, much more work remains to be done.