Home News and events Press Corner Media Resources icddr,b– its current work

icddr,b– its current work

Handy facts and figures about icddr,b and its current work.


  • icddr,b is an international health research centre based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • icddr,b has 221 scientific staff and a total workforce of 4,438.
  • icddr,b scientists are working on more than 350 research projects.
  • icddr,b is supported by four core donors – Sweden, Canada, the UK and the Government of Bangladesh.
  • icddr,b secured US$50.5m funding from competitive sources in 2015; its total income was US$68.9m.
  • icddr,b has 145 national collaborations and 88 international collaborations.
  • icddr,b scientists were authors on 259 original scientific papers in 2015.
  • icddr,bfive research programmes and two developmental research programmes focus on areas of major unmet medical need. 

Clinical services…

  • As well as research, icddr,b provides clinical care at three sites – the Dhaka Hospital, Matlab Hospital and Mirpur Treatment Centre.
  • Every year, icddr,b treats more than 200,000 patients at its hospitals and treatment centre – more than half of them children under five years of age.   


  • 1,290 people attended icddr,b training courses in 2015; 1,387 students were hosted on icddr,b’s orientation programme for medical students.


  • In recent years, icddr,b staff have contributed to emergency relief efforts in Iraq, Mozambique, South Sudan, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Kenya and the Philippines.

(All data correct as of December 2015.)

Newsletter signup

Email Address:

First Name:

Last Name: