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$5M fundraising appeal

World’s largest diarrhoeal disease hospital

For over fifty years, our hospitals in Dhaka and Matlab, have been specialising in the treatment of diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera, rotavirus, and shigellosis.

icddr,b treats, free of charge, over 200,000 vulnerable people every year. Sixty percent of our patients are children. 

Without icddr,b's expert care many would die from severe dehydration caused by cholera and other diseases.

Please help us to continue saving lives by donating to our $5 million appeal for the hospitals.

Your donation will enable us to provide medical care and expertise to people whose living environment results in illnesses long since conquered in the developed world. icddr,b uses the knowledge we have gained from years of caring for the sick to train medical teams across the globe who are dealing with disease outbreaks.

Our team has recently returned from the Sudan, and we will welcome doctors and nurses from the Yemen to pass on our vital skills.


Donate today, help save lives

Give to the icddr,b Hospital Fund today and know that your charitable donation will go direct to those most in need.

We urgently need donations to provide all year round facilities but particularly during the pre and post monsoon season (March/April and August/ September) when we can admit more than 1,000 patients each day.

During this time we need:

  • new cholera cots
  • additional intravenous fluid, oral rehydration solution, zinc supplements, rice saline and antibiotics
  • more doctors, nurses, health workers and other auxiliary staff to manage the seasonal peaks which affect the most vulnerable in urban and rural Bangladesh

Peaks are caused by extreme heat, humid weather and heavy rainfall leading to increases in contaminated water and poor sanitary conditions, causing potentially life-threatening diarrhoeal diseases if left untreated.

Your kind support will help us offer a level of care and treatment otherwise unavailable to the most vulnerable in Bangladesh.


icddr,b hospitals

Our Dhaka and Matlab hospitals and our Mirpur treatment centre provide clinical services to complement the development of life-saving solutions.

Our largest site in Dhaka has the following in-patient facilities:

  • emergency wards treating up to 1,000 patients per day during peak season for diarrhoeal diseases
  • short stay wards (24-48 hours) including units for immunisation, surveillance, and breastfeeding
  • intensive care unit for critically ill patients with severe pneumonia and respiratory infections
  • treatment and Rehabilitation of severe acute malnutrition for children and long stay ward for mother and child.


Clinical research

We are able to produce global life-saving solutions by using data collected during the treatment of 200,000 patients.

We are a world leader in public health research–including our ground breaking discovery of oral rehydration salts solution, popularly known as ORS which has saved more than 40 million lives so far.

Current research includes:

  • a range of innovations in the treatment of diarrhoeal diseases
  • malnutrition and pneumonia
  • improving health outcomes for the most vulnerable.

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