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13 OCTOBER 2017

icddr,b has received the largest humanitarian award in the world for its innovative approach to solving global health issues impacting the world’s most impoverished communities. The Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 was attended by the world’s leaders in humanitarian work.

05 OCTOBER 2017

icddr,b hosts a group of physicians and nurses from war-torn Yemen who are currently battling a countrywide cholera outbreak, with nearly six hundred thousand people affected by the disease.

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04 OCTOBER 2017

Today, icddr,b’s Executive Director Professor John D Clemens attended the launch of an ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030.


Today, icddr,b hosted a discussion today, titled “Collaboration between the Government of Bangladesh and icddr,b: Past, Present and Future” at its Sasakawa Auditorium.


Today, icddr,b project Strengthening Health, Applying Research Evidence (SHARE) has officially launched “Health Policy Dialogue (HPD)”- a think tank initiative to engage in policy demands and dialogue, and commissioning relevant research.

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29 AUGUST 2017

Today, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and icddr,b signed a memorandum of understanding in order to form an institutional platform and collaborate research initiative of clinical science across various health disciplines, including non communicable diseases.

10 AUGUST 2017

In a fifteen years of randomised factorial cohort study titled MINIMat, icddr,b scientists and their partners have found possible ways to break a vicious circle of malnutrition across generations.

08 JUNE 2017

icddr,b, the international health research organisation based in Dhaka, has published its latest annual report, which demonstrates its well deserved place as a world leader

24 MAY 2017

In a qualitative study conducted in rural Bangladesh icddr,b scientists and their partners have found that abuse remains very high regardless of changing gender roles that allows women to have greater access to education, mobility and employment.

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17 MAY 2017

Dhaka, May 17, 2017 - In the first randomised control trial of its kind, icddr,b scientists have found that the risk of spousal physical violence in the community can be reduced by 21%

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15 MAY 2017

Today, the annual memorial lecture was held at icddr,b’s Sasakawa auditorium as a mark of respect to Late Dr M Mujibur Rahaman

30 MARCH 2017

Today, icddr,b showcased its latest innovations and ground breaking research findings by celebrating science and innovation at its ‘icddr,b Day’.

21 FEBRUARY 2017

Today, icddr,b paid tributes to the language movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for establishing Bangla as state language in 1952.

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16 FEBRUARY 2017

icddr,b’s board of trustees has announced the appointment of Syed Monjurul Islam as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer effective from Sunday, February 19, 2017.

13 FEBRUARY 2017

One of the world’s most influential newspapers, the New York Times, recently featured icddr,b’s decades-long legacy in battling cholera and the history of innovating treatment that cures millions of lives till this day.

12 FEBRUARY 2017

icddr,b’s senior scientist Dr K Zaman has recently been selected as a member of the World Health Organisation Polio Research Committee (PRC), a rare feat for Bangladeshi scientists.

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