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23 November 2015
icddr,b scientists say that children who have been exposed to arsenic in the womb could be at an increased risk of drowning due to its impact on physical behaviour
19 November 2015
The ingredient turmeric, a spice that is commonly used in South Asian food, was used to explore the complex interaction between diet and gut microbes
16 November 2015
Dr Md Jobayer Chisti has been awarded a People’s Choice Award for the Most Promising Child Pneumonia Innovation, after receiving more than 1000 votes in an online global voting competition
12 November 2015
icddr,b scientists and their research partners have found that children under 5 years of age exposed to arsenic had a two-times higher odds of developing pneumonia than children not exposed.
04 November 2015
A recent study documenting the shift of chronic disease from the rich to the poor is the latest piece of evidence generated by icddr,b scientists to highlight an alarming upcoming challenge for health systems in Bangladesh
29 October 2015
icddr,b has joined more than 50 organisations worldwide in a call to action on malnutrition, calling on governments to reach the sustainable development targets on nutrition through increased investment at the 2016 Nutrition for Growth Summit
26 October 2015
A new urban health map service, launched by icddr,b last week, allows the public to search for nearby healthcare facilities for free and provides city planners with crucial information about gaps in health service coverage
19 October 2015
The US National Institutes of Health has awarded icddr,b and the University of Chicago a five year paired grant to establish a regional research and training hub to explore emerging environmental and occupational health threats
15 October 2015
A delegation from members states of the Islamic Development Bank visited icddr,b on 5-8 October for a four-day study visit, including leading health specialists from Gambia, Mozambique, the Maldives and Sierra Leone.
07 October 2015
New icddr,b studies show rising prevalence of hypertension in both urban and rural Bangladesh
01 October 2015
A newly developed scorecard shows Bangladesh performs poorly in reducing non-communicable diseases.
30 September 2015
icddr,b unveiled future lifesaving technologies to leading scientists and donors on 26 September at an event in New York during the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015.
22 September 2015
icddr,b is taking a leading role in the expansion of South-South collaboration, and this time it is with the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), a biomedical research institute in Ethiopia.
17 September 2015
A high-level delegation of the Government of Sweden, led by Mr. Johan Frisell, Ambassador of Sweden to Bangladesh, this week visited Matlab, our research surveillance site southeast of Dhaka.
13 September 2015
Worldwide mortality among children aged 5 years and younger fell by 53% over the past 25 years, resulting in 3.8 million averted deaths, says a new analysis. But most countries have missed the United Nations’ millennium development goal (MDG) to reduce child deaths by two thirds. Bangladesh is among only 62 of 195 countries to have met the target to reduce under-5 mortality by two thirds over these 25 years.
02 September 2015
Experts and high-profile advocates for autism met at icddr,b last week to discuss the potential of future support programs for parents of children with autism
27 August 2015
Water is an unusual commodity in Bangladesh: the country lies at the confluence of three major rivers and its soil is highly fertile as a result. But at the same time these rivers and their tributaries harbour public health threats like the toxic heavy metal arsenic and the pathogens that are responsible for cholera. Responding to these challenges, icddr,b is a major contributor to research in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Here a round-up of some of the recent icddr,b research on WASH.
25 August 2015
A delegation from the Organization for Islamic Cooperation visited icddr,b this week to recognise icddr,b’s scientific excellence and discuss potential partnerships in science and technology
19 August 2015
A locally produced and low-cost form of providing oxygen and breathing support for children with severe pneumonia, called bubble-CPAP, has been tested in a randomised clinical trial, with promising findings that show for the first time in a developing country setting that CPAP could be more effective for the sickest children than the World Health Organization’s recommended standard of oxygen delivery.
17 August 2015
Professor John D Clemens, Executive Director of icddr,b, was one of the key speakers at the tenth anniversary celebrations of the James P Grant School of Public Healthearlier this month in Dhaka. Speaking alongside Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (Chairperson and Founder of BRAC),and Professor Syed Saad Andaleeb (Vice Chancellor, BRAC University),Professor Clemens praised the contribution of icddr,b’s senior scientists who have lectured and tutored students as part of the core faculty and inspired the next generation of leaders in public health. He also recognised that many of icddr,b’s staff members are alumni of the school and make a valuable contribution to the organisation.
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