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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
18 February 2015
A paper on acute lower respiratory infection and exposure to indoor air pollution led by icddr,b scientists has been named one of the top 10 articles of the year in the American Journal of Epidemiology, a leading journal published for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health by Oxford University Press and sponsored by the Society for Epidemiologic Research. The editors of the Journal chose these 10 articles as representing the best in the field in 2014.
12 February 2015
A recent meeting between human and animal health scientists from Bangladesh and India discussed joint measures to tackle anthrax, and highlighted the need for better disease surveillance, sharing of data, research and establishment of a regional forum on anthrax.
10 February 2015
A novel new study from icddr,b finds several barriers to the ability of workers at non-governmental organisations to deal with violence against women, including social acceptance of the problem, lack of accountability and lack of resources.
05 February 2015
A recent review led by icddr,b found that mental disorders in Bangladesh are a serious but overlooked problem. Better data, awareness and more mental health practitioners are needed to address the unmet needs for mental health care.
02 February 2015
icddr,b is providing technical support to establish an online reporting system for HIV/AIDS infection rates and service provision in Bangladesh
29 January 2015
A study by icddr,b and CARE Bangladesh asks why women in remote communities fail to access quality maternal and child health services and recommends providing skilled care in the community and tackling social and cultural barriers to access.
26 January 2015
The Global Network of Bangladeshi Biotechnologists has awarded icddr,b’s Dr Md. Mustafizur Rahman a gold medal for scientific achievements in biotechnology
22 January 2015
An international team of researchers suggests using targeted admission policies to address health worker brain drain, following the results of a survey on the migration preferences of medical and nursing students in developing countries
19 January 2015
Transform Nutrition, a five year multi-country project in which icddr,b is a partner, aims to accelerate progress and improve nutrition outcomes in developing countries by filling existing knowledge gaps, mobilising stakeholders across sectors and ensuring prioritisation of nutrition in development policy.
13 January 2015
Only 25% of the citations about Bangladesh in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publications are authored by researchers in Bangladesh, but keynote speakers at Gobeshona say this can change
08 January 2015
A new study by icddr,b scientists examines the reasons behind non-adherence to hypertension treatment, which leaves patients vulnerable to risk of stroke and related heart disease.
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