24 March 2015

“Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone”: Tuberculosis research at icddr,b

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

Large declines in under-nutrition alongside striking increases in obesity among children in Bangladesh

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

Bangladesh moves toward a unified routine health information system

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

icddr,b expert part of Bangladesh panel to the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

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

What can be done to improve food safety standards in Bangladesh?

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

icddr,b paper named Top-10 in leading science journal

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

Bangladesh- India workshop on anthrax sets the stage for long-term collaboration

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

NGO workers challenged to adequately respond to violence against women and girls

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

What is the state of mental health in Bangladesh?

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 lends a hand for monitoring HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh

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

Understanding barriers to maternal health in remote communities in Bangladesh

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

Celebrating Bangladesh’s biotechnology Diaspora

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

Exploring reasons behind the health sector brain drain

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

Bridging the gap between knowledge and effective interventions in nutrition

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

Research should “go south-north” say climate change speakers

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

Understanding why rural hypertensive patients fail to stick with their treatment

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.


05 January 2015

icddr,b scientist awarded Grand Challenges Canada grant for point-of-care TB technology

Grand Challenges Canada has awarded icddr,b’s Dr Md Zeaur Rahim a Stars in Global Health grant for the innovative use of electronic nose technology in the treatment and diagnosis of tuberculosis

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