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.
On April 11, icddr,b Senior Scientist and epidemiologist Dr. K. Zaman was among hundreds of scientists, doctors and technical experts from around the world who launched the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication, which states that an end to this paralysing disease is achievable, and endorses a comprehensive
icddr,b is pleased to announce the arrival of its new Executive Director, Dr. John Clemens, who took over the leadership of the Dhaka-based public health research institution on 01 April 2013. Dr.
In early March 2013, icddr,b along with its partners the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT), the Bangladesh Pediatric Association organised the 8th International Conference on Typhoid Fever and Other Invasive Salmonelloses (8TC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A new survey has found that less under-five and school-aged children in Bangladesh are suffering from anaemia, but that almost half of all preschool aged children, and more than half of women, are deficient in zinc.
Three out of the five policy briefs discussed at the official launching of the final report of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) 2011 were presented by icddr,b.
A study by icddr,b researchers has demonstrated how combined water and sanitation interventions can significantly improve basic hygiene practices in rural communities. This and other encouraging findings were shared during a seminar organised by icddr,b on Thursday, 24th January 2013 in the Sasakawa Auditorium.
The 8th International Conference on Typhoid Fever and Other Invasive Salmonelloses is going to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1-2 March 2013. The conference is being organised by the Coalition against Typhoid, alongside its partners icddr,b, the Bangladesh Pediatric Association (BPA) and the International Vac
Dr. Mustafa Mahfuz, an assistant scientist in icddr,b’s Centre for Nutrition & Food Security, has received a special Mycotoxin Grant Award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr.