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30 December 2014
Two new icddr,b studies examine the role and practice of village doctors in providing health care to rural communities and find that better education, training and access to information is needed to improve the quality of care provided by village doctors.
24 December 2014
Study finds that mortality from diarrhoeal disease has decreased dramatically, while life expectancy has increased. However, growing prevalence of stroke and ischemic heart diseases pose a serious challenge to public health in Bangladesh.
22 December 2014
A new icddr,b study among street kids in Dhaka shows that available public health services are ineffective at addressing the sexual health needs of street dwellers, heightening risk of HIV/AIDS
18 December 2014
A unique action research project led by icddr,b brought together research, advocacy and community-based partners working on health and legal rights and services for vulnerable women and girls. The preliminary results show considerable reduction in gender-based violence and improved knowledge and practice on sexual, reproductive health and marriage related rights.
15 December 2014
Dr Shah M Faruque is the first Bangladeshi scientist to be selected for the Wellcome Trust’s Senior Investigator Award, which recognises his outstanding track record in research and provides funding to generate further knowledge on control of cholera epidemics.
11 December 2014
icddr,b’s work in Matlab impressed the Dutch Ambassador and senior officials from icddr,b’s long term development partners, UNFPA and DFATD Canada ,who visited the field site last week.
08 December 2014
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has selected two icddr,b scientists for Grand Challenges Explorations awards to test and develop innovative ideas in maternal health and prenatal care
04 December 2014
A live attenuated Japanese encephalitis vaccine trial led by icddr,b scientists in Bangladesh has allowed the World Health Organization to approve the vaccine for prequalification stage, which is a step forward for the vaccine to be included in WHO’s routine vaccination programmes worldwide.
02 December 2014
The new panel of experts will advise the UN Secretary-General on technology issues to spur structural change and sustainable development in the developing world.
01 December 2014
icddr,b’s Centre for HIV and AIDS has worked with multiple community-based groups to gain access to vulnerable populations at risk of HIV infection, and to provide them with high-quality sexual health and other services. This commitment to relationship building reflects wider national and international networking that has made an important contribution to limiting the HIV epidemic in Bangladesh.
25 November 2014
Violence against women must be better acknowledged as a problem both socially and legally before it can be adequately addressed in Bangladesh
24 November 2014
Bangladesh has made considerable gains in improving the health and wellbeing of children, and is on track to reach the Millennium Development Goal of reducing under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015.
18 November 2014
We remember the late Dr M. Mujibur Rahaman – accomplished scientist, mentor and one of the founders of icddr,b, who passed away on 14 November.
17 November 2014
A joint project between icddr,b ,Dhaka-based Incepta Vaccine Limited and international partners will expedite the development of an oral cholera vaccine for low-income countries.
13 November 2014
icddr,b with others in the INDEPTH Network publish remarkable new findings on causes of death around the world
11 November 2014
Under its corporate social responsibility umbrella, LG Electronics Labour Union donated $95,000 in support of the icddr,b Dhaka Hospital
06 November 2014
The dual impact of climate change and urbanisation must be anticipated and addressed in order to protect gains in public health in Bangladesh.
04 November 2014
MAL-ED, a long term, multinational project to which icddr,b is contributing, takes a uniquely comprehensive approach to investigating the complex relationships between under-nutrition and enteric diseases and their impact on early childhood development
30 October 2014
icddr,b scientists will present research to help address the burden of tuberculosis in Bangladesh at this week’s 45th World Conference on Lung Health.
29 October 2014
As urbanisation continues to increase in Bangladesh, a large new survey reveals many gains in urban health, but also a need to explore private-public partnerships and to focus on slum areas
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