In an effort to further improve maternal and child health, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) partnered with icddr,b to develop a Geographic Information System (GIS) to monitor and evaluate the country’s emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC) services (http:lga.icddrb.org/emocgis//).
Professor Keith Klugman, director for pneumonia at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was at icddr,b recently to participate in the 16th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Rim and the 48th US-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program Conference on Cholera and Other Bacterial
Measles is one of the most contagious diseases ever known and is an important cause of death and disability among children worldwide. Rubella can cause foetal death or severe birth defects. Both are easily preventable with vaccines.
This week icddr,b is delighted to host two important international conferences that will bring together researchers and policymakers working to address the global burden of emerging infectious diseases and cholera.
icddr,b scientists and a team of international collaborators have won the prestigious CMAJ Bruce Squires Award for their article, ‘Neonatal outcomes after influenza immunization during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial’.
Research undertaken by icddr,b and collaborating institutions have revealed that under-nutrition, shorter duration of breastfeeding and diarrhoea are some of the factors associated with the poor response to the oral polio vaccine (OPV) sometimes observed in developing countries.
Bangladesh is one of the few countries in the world on track to meet both Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 for the reduction of child and maternal mortality respectively.