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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Our strategic focus aligns our research with the world’s most pressing public health challenges.
Our Strategic Plan 2015–2018 establishes the strategic foundation for our work:
A world in which more people survive and enjoy healthy lives
To solve key public health problems through innovative scientific research
We are single-minded in our pursuit of scientific rigour and operational efficiency
We are a responsible and accountable organisation, committed to the highest standards of behaviour
We collaborate effectively across the organisation and with our partners
Our Strategic Plan 2015–2018 also identifies six goals to guide our activities in the short term:
We will focus our research on areas of unmet need, developing research programmes of excellence with a strong emphasis on relevancy in the global South.
We will build skills and partnerships to ensure that our research evidence has impact on national and international policies, programmes and practices for improved health.
We will develop our research infrastructure—for population-based, clinical and laboratory-based research—to ensure it is aligned to our research objectives, internationally competitive and financially sustainable.
We will build the skills and competencies of scientific and other staff, with a special focus on developing local research capacity, particularly at the mid-career level, and supporting female researchers.
We will modernise our organisation’s operations to ensure maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
As well as carefully controlling expenditure, we will revise our fundraising strategy and identify additional opportunities for income generation.