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22 July 2015

Can handwashing prevent influenza transmission?

New icddr,b research shows that handwashing is ineffective in the prevention of household influenza transmission if family members practice it only after they fall sick


09 July 2015

New icddr,b study in The Lancet shows that oral cholera vaccine protects against endemic disease

A double-dose, low-cost oral cholera vaccine administered through routine government health services can substantially reduce hospitalisations and deaths from cholera in densely populated urban settings, finds a new icddr,b study published in The Lancet


02 July 2015

A milestone for girls and menstrual hygiene in Bangladesh

icddr,b research has informed a Government of Bangladesh decision to improve toilets and sanitation facilities in schools, with an emphasis on accommodating the needs of female students


25 June 2015

Web-based kala-azar surveillance system launched in Bangladesh

Kala-azar surveillance has been integrated into the online monitoring information system in Bangladesh, stepping up national efforts to eliminate the disease by 2018


23 June 2015

Research achievements showcased in new icddr,b Annual Report

We are delighted to announce that icddr,b’s Annual report 2014 has been released. The report chronicles our progress during the last year in generating scientific knowledge, translating research into treatment, training and policy and helping address some of the most critical health concerns facing the world today.


16 June 2015

How does urban health relate to the sustainable development agenda?

Post-2015 urban health challenges like inclusion, equity and sustainability should be addressed through multi-sectoral action including public-private partnerships, experts say


10 June 2015

icddr,b hosts international symposium on childhood acute malnutrition

International colleagues joined icddr,b scientists to share and disseminate key research on severe acute malnutrition, including progress in the development of locally made, ready-to-use therapeutic foods


04 June 2015

Measuring arm circumference is a better indicator of malnutrition than weight

WHO’s current weight-based guidelines for assessing malnutrition in children with diarrhoea are not as reliable as measuring the child’s upper arm circumference, says a new study in Dhaka by icddr,b researchers with international colleagues and published in the Journal of Nutrition.


26 May 2015

New evidence for scope and treatment of typhoid fever in Bangladesh

A new diagnostic test for typhoid fever has proven accurate in young children, and could therefore help to diagnose patients more accurately and treat them more rapidly


20 May 2015

icddr,b spearheads south-south collaboration during Mozambique cholera outbreak

A team of icddr,b scientists travelled to Mozambique last month to provide expertise and build national capacity in the case-management, laboratory work and surveillance of a cholera outbreak


13 May 2015

Experiences of addressing cardiovascular disease at the community level

Community members in Bangladesh do not perceive risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but health workers are now ready to diagnosis it


06 May 2015

Misreporting contributes to early marriage challenge

Over half of all women in a new survey under-reported their age, complicating efforts to understand and address the problem of early marriage in Bangladesh, says a new icddr,b study in the journal Asian Population Studies.


30 April 2015

Is chlorination necessary for making water safe in low-resource settings?

A new icddr,b study suggests that safe storage and handling practices are sufficient for reducing tubewell water contamination and child diarrhoea, without the need for chlorine


22 April 2015

icddr,b consolidates its support for identifying and preventing pandemic threats through One Health

A new tripartite memorandum of understanding has been agreed between icddr,b, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Bangladesh and the US-based Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in support of identifying novel zoonotic diseases. A delegation from Bangladesh travelled to New York last week to sign the agreement.


15 April 2015

Overweight and under-nourished: The future for children in the developing world?

A recent study published in The Lancet shows that food consumption habits are worsening across the developing world, raising the likelihood of a double burden of obesity and malnutrition in poorer countries


09 April 2015

icddr,b research paves the way for more accurate cause of death through minimally invasive autopsies

icddr,b is at the forefront of efforts to use minimally invasive autopsy methods for more accurate diagnosis of cause of death


31 March 2015

B12 during pregnancy - can supplementation improve maternal and infant health?

A new study by icddr,b scientists shows that B12 supplements provided during pregnancy can reduce the risk of pregnancy-related complications and birth defects by improving the level of B12 in mothers and infants. A higher level of B12 was also shown to improve influenza vaccine response among mothers.


24 March 2015

“Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone”: Tuberculosis research at icddr,b

By addressing vulnerable populations and increasing case detection rates, past and ongoing icddr,b research contributes to this year’s World Tuberculosis Day theme: to reach the three million people affected by tuberculosis every year who don’t receive the care that they need


18 March 2015

Large declines in under-nutrition alongside striking increases in obesity among children in Bangladesh

In the last two decades there has been a major reduction in undernutrition and a considerable increase in obesity in children in Bangladesh, creating a dual burden of poor nutrition


11 March 2015

Bangladesh moves toward a unified routine health information system

The Government of Bangladesh, with assistance from Germany and icddr,b, is making great strides toward a unified routine health information system

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