We are an international health research institute based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Our research is addressing some of the world’s most pressing health challenges.
We aim to ensure that our evidence and experience is widely shared.
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Our research on infectious disease prevention and treatment has saved countless lives in Bangladesh and globally.
Our research has generated important insight into the biology and evolution of Vibrio cholerae. Our practical impact has included the landmark development of oral rehydration solution for treatment of diarrhoea in children, as well as highly influential work on zinc supplementation. Our clinical trials of vaccines have informed local and international policy-making.
Examples of our achievements include:
Qadri F et al. Feasibility and effectiveness of oral cholera vaccine in an urban endemic setting in Bangladesh: a cluster randomised open-label trial. Lancet. 2015;386(10001):1362–71.
Qadri F et al. Efficacy of a single dose, inactivated oral cholera vaccine in Bangladesh. N Engl J Med. (In press)
Chisti MJ et al. Bubble continuous positive airway pressure for children with severe pneumonia and hypoxaemia in Bangladesh: an open, randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2015;386(9998):1057–65.