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03 DECEMBER 2017
AJ+ (Al Jazeera Media Network)
10 OCTOBER 2017

In 1996, Dr Mohammod Jobayer Chisti was working in the paediatric department of the Sylhet Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh. That evening he made a promise that he would do something to stop children dying from pneumonia.

16 AUGUST 2017

Some 40 million people — a quarter of the population — are exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking water. Why are simple solutions not being applied?

24 JULY 2017
Science Magazine

Excessive and improper applications of insecticides and other agriculture chemicals in local fruit orchards may have triggered an outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), a condition often associated with deadly inflammation of the brain, that killed 13 children in a rural Bangladesh community in 2012

12 JULY 2017
nature Public Health

An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development

28 JUNE 2017
Khaleej Times

In 2012, the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases signalled a bold new vision for international cooperation, in which networking and globalisation could underpin efforts in the global South to eradicate deadly diseases that disproportionately affect the poorest communities.

25 APRIL 2017
Al Jazeera

Climate change is driving an acute water crisis in coastal Bangladesh in which women are bearing most of the strain.

07 APRIL 2017
Next City

They call it Kamala cart. Even if the choice to paint Dhaka’s newest food vending carts kamala — which is Bengali for orange — was intended to placate the Dutch donor who supported their creation, the cheery paint now symbolizes something that hits much closer to home in Bangladesh’s capital city. That something is food safety.

25 MARCH 2017
The Star Phoenix, Postmedia Network Inc.

Canada is a “bright and shining light of optimism” in a world that is challenging the concept of global citizenship in many ways, the executive director of one of the world’s leading global health research institutes said Tuesday.

06 FEBRUARY 2017
The New York Times

Two hundred years ago, the first cholera pandemic emerged from these tiger-infested mangrove swamps. It began in 1817, after the British East India Company sent thousands of workers deep into the remote Sundarbans, part of the Ganges River Delta, to log the jungles and plant rice ...

18 JANUARY 2017
The Guardian

In 1998, with no explanation or signal of danger, a fearsome disease took off in Malaysia. Pigs died in large numbers and then men slaughtering infected animals also fell ill.

15 MARCH 2016

A report on why rotavirus vaccine prevents only 43 percent of young children in Bangladesh from getting severe diarrhea, but in the United States and other high-income countries it prevents about 98 percent ...

27 FEBRUARY 2016
The Times of India

A study conducted in neighbouring Bangladesh has shown that excessive growth of bacteria in the small intestine of children could be the reason for stunted growth …

25 FEBRUARY 2016
Australian Network News

Researchers from US and Bangladesh say that a possible factor of stunted growth is the bacteria in the small intestine. According to them, the excessive growth of bacteria damages …

15 DECEMBER 2015

Damage to the gut from infection can cause malnutrition and vaccination failure in children, scientists have discovered, offering a new strategy to improve nutrition of infants …

17 NOVEMBER 2015
The New York Times

Sufia Khatun wears a green sari around her thin 76-year-old frame. Round gold-rimmed glasses perch on her wizened face. When she smiles, she reveals teeth stained brown …

08 NOVEMBER 2015

The World Health Organisation recommends that babies should be fed exclusively on breast milk for the first six months of life, and that mothers should …

10 JULY 2015
South China Morning Post

An oral vaccine has reduced cases of severe cholera by nearly 40 per cent in a trial in Bangladeshi slums, suggesting the shot could be used to help endemic countries …

09 JULY 2015
The Japan Times

A cheap, oral vaccine provided “significant” protection against cholera in a real-life trial in Bangladesh, where the disease kills thousands every year, scientists reported …

08 JULY 2015
The New York Times

An inexpensive, little-known cholera vaccine appears to work so well that it can protect entire communities and perhaps head off explosive epidemics …

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