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icddr,b has now added the Asia Pacific Malaria Eradication Network (APMEN) to its long list of memberships to global networks working on public health issues.
icddr,b welcomes the decision by the GAVI Alliance to contribute an initial US$ 115 million towards a global stockpile of 20 million doses of the inactive cholera vaccine (OCV) Shanchol™ for use in outbreak and endemic situations.
The Lancet medical journal has published a special Series titled Bangladesh: Innovations for Universal Health Coverage to highlight the country’s achievements in health and its future challenges. The lead authors of four of the six papers in the series are from icddr,b.
Researchers at icddr,b are collaborating with the Nigerian Inter-Faith Action Association (NIFAA) to replicate successful models from Bangladesh to improve demand for Oral Saline Solution (ORS) and Zinc to combat diarrhoea at the household level in Nigeria.
icddr,b has received grant awards from Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, to undertake two bold and creative projects aimed at improving the early brain development of children in Bangladesh. Both the projects fall under icddr,b’s child development research area.
Dr. Firdausi Qadri, Director for Centre for Vaccine Sciences at icddr,b has received the 2013 C.N.R Rao Prize from The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).
The findings of a national survey conducted by icddr,b has found that an overwhelming 64 percent of all women aged between 20-24 in Bangladesh were the victims of child marriage. Funded by Plan International Bangladesh, the survey findings were disseminated in September 2013.
24 September 2013 – The release of the final report of a study conducted by the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific, with significant contributions from icddr,b, examining the male perspective on violence against women and girls has created headlines across the world - A quarter of the male respondents surv
22 September 2013: icddr,b Executive Director John D. Clemens, MD has joined a number of global health leaders in an on-line debate about what must be done better or differently to ensure that Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 are met.
4 September 2013 - The editorial board of icddr,b’s Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition (JHPN) has called for papers on implementation research, for a special issue to be published in March 2014.
22 August 2013 - The Bangladesh Global Disease Detection Regional Center and the Bangladesh Field Epidemiology Training Programme, Bangladesh were officially launched on 20 August by Bangladesh’s Minister of Health and Family Welfare Professor A.F.M Ruhal Haque.
01 August 2013 - A team of experts from icddr,b arrived in Iraq on Sunday 28 July to assist the World Health Organization (WHO) undertake a cholera risk assessment amongst Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq.
In recent years icddr,b has been focusing on building networks and establishing collaborations with research institutions based in the developing world, particularly in the South Asia region.
The authors of a recently published series of papers on maternal and child nutrition have urged governments and the private sector to make a concerted effort to address nutrition and food security needs at a time when almost half of all child deaths globally are caused by malnutrition (around 3.
21 June 2013 – icddr,b is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Smith as the new chair of its board. The appointment was made following the meeting of icddr,b’s board of trustees in Dhaka on 15 and 16 June. Dr. Smith takes over from Dr.
13 June 2013 – A research team led by Dr. Md. Jasim Uddin, scientist with icddr,b’s Centre for Equity & Health Systems is undertaking an innovative research to test a sustainable mechanism to ensure increased immunisation coverage amongst hard to reach communities in Bangladesh by introducing mobile phone te
28 May 2013 - icddr,b has contributed to a new international study that provides the clearest picture yet of the impact and most common causes of diarrhoeal diseases, which kill 800,000 children annually.
13 May 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon applauded the Government of Bangladesh and icddr,b at an event on Monday, May 6 for their instrumental roles in developing innovative solutions to the worlds “most pressing global health challenges.
Centre for Equity & Health Systems Associate Scientist Dr. Aliya Naheed received this year’s Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) award on 30 April to carry out her innovative research to promote food safety among street food vendors in Bangladesh. Dr.
Dr. Azharul Islam Khan, chief physician and head of Dhaka Hospital’s Diarrhoeal Diseases Unit, was invited by GOARN (Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network) and the World Health Organization to conduct a post-epidemic evaluation of the 2012 cholera outbreak response in Sierra Leone.
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