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02 July 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Community members in Bangladesh do not perceive risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but health workers are now ready to diagnosis it
06 May 2015
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
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
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
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 is at the forefront of efforts to use minimally invasive autopsy methods for more accurate diagnosis of cause of death
31 March 2015
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
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
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
The Government of Bangladesh, with assistance from Germany and icddr,b, is making great strides toward a unified routine health information system
03 March 2015
The Government of Bangladesh has selected an icddr,b health economist as member of national panel to the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, a global platform to make evidence and best practices on universal health coverage more accessible to policymakers and other stakeholders.
26 February 2015
In a city where over 40% of street food was found to be contaminated with diarrhoea-causing E.coli bacteria, ongoing research shows that a broader approach to hygiene is needed to improve food safety standards
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