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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2015: New icddr,b strategy 2015-18 published.
2014: Oral cholera vaccine found to have substantial impact on incidence of cholera when delivered through Bangladesh’s existing immunisation infrastructure.
2014: Microbial communities in the gut shown to have a significant influence on recovery from malnutrition.
2013: The Lancet lauds icddr,b’s contributions to improved health in Bangladesh.
2011: ‘Continuum of care’ approach achieves 36% drop in perinatal mortality.
2010: Groundbreaking research on gender violence feeds into Bangladesh’sDomestic Violence Act.
2010: Key findings from rotavirus vaccine trial published in the Lancet.
2008: Paper from Projahnmo project reporting 34% reduction in neonatal mortality is one of the Lancet’s three papers of the year.
2005: icddr,b receives Independence Day Award, Bangladesh’s most prestigious award.
2002: Zinc treatment of diarrhoea found to reduce under-5 mortality by 50%.
2001: icddr,b receives the first Gates Award for Global Health for its development of oral rehydration solution.
1999: Protocolised management of severely malnourished children shown to decrease case fatality from 20% to less than 5%.
1998: HIV sero-surveillance begins on behalf of Government of Bangladesh.
1995: Maternal immunisation with pneumococcal vaccine shown to protect newborns.
1993: New Vibrio cholerae 0139 (Bengal strain) identified and characterised.
1985: First field trial of oral cholera vaccine launched.
1982: Matlab Maternal Child Health and Family Planning project achieves major drop in fertility rates.
1978: Rotavirus identified as most common cause of diarrhoea in infants in Bangladesh, and as highest priority for new vaccines.
1978: icddr,b formally established.
1974: Tetanus toxoid vaccination of mothers found to significantly reduce neonatal mortality.
1968: First successful trials of oral rehydration solution.
1963: The world’s longest-running demographic surveillance field site starts in Matlab.
1962: Dhaka Hospital established.
1960: Cholera Research Laboratory, forerunner of icddr,b, opens in Dhaka.