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 work has influenced maternal and neonatal health care delivery in Bangladesh and globally.
We have a long history of developing maternal and child health interventions, and ensuring they are adopted into policy and practice in Bangladesh and globally. Several of our innovations have been implemented widely across Bangladesh. Evidence from our studies has influenced policy-making and our implementation research has shaped how healthcare is delivered.
We actively participate in the development of national policy. We also seek opportunities to apply the learning gained in Bangladesh in other resource-poor settings.
Examples of our achievements include:
Arifeen SE et al. The effect of cord cleansing with chlorhexidine on neonatal mortality in rural Bangladesh: a community-based, cluster-randomised trial. Lancet. 2012;379(9820):1022–8.