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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We are committed to building local, regional and international capacity in research, public health and clinical medicine.
icddr,b is one of the largest regional centres of excellence in South Asia, with wide-ranging expertise in multiple areas of clinical medicine and public health.
Capacity-building takes multiple forms, including developing the local science base, enhancing the knowledge and skills of medical practitioners and public health specialists, and more generally equipping government healthcare officials to utilise research-generated evidence.
Our work spans all these areas:
From healthcare financing to epidemiology and biostatistics, we offer niche technical training to increase expertise and capacity for public health practitioners and researchers in Bangladesh. In addition to a suite of courses offered by icddr,b’s Technical Training unit, other initiatives include:
Each year hundreds of national and international students are offered training opportunities at icddr,b working along side scientist in their chosen area. In addition to opportunities arranged by icddr,b, programmes include:
Established in collaboration with BRAC University and located on icddr,b’s campus, the school emphasises research on critical health issues facing developing countries.