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23 November 2015

Arsenic exposure during pregnancy may be linked to drowning in young children

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

New research in Cell uses turmeric spice to unlock secrets of gut bacteria

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

icddr,b scientist wins international award for pneumonia innovation

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

Exposure to arsenic could double risk of pneumonia in young children, finds new icddr,b study

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

Are health systems ready for the chronic disease challenge?

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 endorses international call to action to end malnutrition by 2030

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

City planners and general public to benefit from first urban health map in Bangladesh

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

icddr,b and University of Chicago win joint grant worth USD 1.5 million for new GEOHealth Hub

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

International delegation from Islamic Development Bank member states visits icddr,b

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

Hypertension is a growing problem that needs attention in Bangladesh

New icddr,b studies show rising prevalence of hypertension in both urban and rural Bangladesh


01 October 2015

Non communicable diseases still a substantial challenge for Bangladesh

A newly developed scorecard shows Bangladesh performs poorly in reducing non-communicable diseases.


30 September 2015

icddr,b unveils future life-saving technologies for global health goals at the UN General Assembly

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 joins Ethiopian research institute in a South-South research collaboration

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

Swedish ambassador visits icddr,b in Matlab and Dhaka

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

Bangladesh among few countries to reach internationally agreed child mortality target

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

Research on autism is the first step towards awareness and understanding, experts say

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

It’s World Water Week! A look at water, sanitation and hygiene research at icddr,b

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

icddr,b named centre of excellence by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation

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

Low-cost innovation has big potential for treatment of severe child pneumonia, finds new icddr,b study in The Lancet

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

icddr,b celebrates tenth anniversary of internationally acclaimed James P Grant School of Public Health

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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