Thomson Reuters ranks ICDDR,B among top five institutions studying cholera.
United Nations appoint ICDDR,B Executive Director to head independent panel probing cholera outbreak in Haiti.
ICDDR,B sends teams to combat deadly cholera outbreaks in Pakistan and Haiti.
ICDDR,B research team discover and characterise the "TLC phage" which changes the chromosomal sequence of the cholera bacterium, enabling incoming toxigenic CTX phage genome to be incorporated and transforming a harmless strain of V. cholerae to a dangerous killer.
Fiftieth anniversary of ICDDR,B celebrated
Commemorative stamp on ICDDR,B unveiled by Mr A.M.A Muhith, Honorable Minister for Finance and Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
ICDDR,B issued its first patent from the Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office (United States Patent US7638271) for inventing a new diagnostic method for tuberculosis, called antibodies produced by peripheral blood lymphocytes in culture supernatant, or ALS.
ICDDR,B wins World Bank South Asia Development Marketplace award for addressing under-nutrition in urban slums
Strategic Plan 2020 approved
ICDDR,B-BRAC Bank co-branded credit card launched
ICDDR,B receives Islamic Development Bank award for Science and Technology 2009
Collaboration between ICDDR,B and Dutch-Bangla Bank Foundation begins with establishment of a Blood Bank on ICDDR,B premises
ICDDR,B team of experts sent to Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea and Nepal to help contain cholera outbreaks
New 50-bed ICDDR,B treatment centre opened in Mirpur in northwest Dhaka
Dhaka Hospital introduces paperless patient management information system
ICDDR,B/Hopkins Projahnmo research on preventing neonatal mortality selected in top three papers in The Lancet in 2008
ICDDR,B receives Ibn Sina Trust Award in recognition of its important work in diarrhoeal research and treatment
ICDDR,B shares expertise in diarrhoeal disease management with Iraqi doctors via video–conferencing
HIV/AIDS Jagori ward opens at Dhaka Hospital
Collaboration between BRAC Bank and ICDDR,B begins with renovation of Short Stay Ward
Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics awarded ICDDR,B with their Leadership Award for influence and leadership role in the prudent use of antibiotics
ICDDR,B received ‘The Bangladesh Today Award 2006’ in recognition of their contribution through service to Bangladesh.
ICDDR,B launches new logo and tagline Knowledge for Global Lifesaving Solutions.
ICDDR,B receives ‘Independence Day Award’. It is the highest national award in Bangladesh.
Twenty-fifth anniversary of ICDDR,B celebrated. Research programmes on HIV/AIDS and Poverty & Health initiated Commemorative stamp on ICDDR,B unveiled by the Honourable President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
ICDDR,B describes mortality benefit from zinc therapy
ICDDR,B receives the prestigious ‘Gates Award for Global Health’. The Government of
Bangladesh makes an equivalent contribution to match the prize money of US$1 million of the Gates Award The tuberculosis initiatives begins
ICDDR,B assists GoB with control of major dengue epidemic in Bangladesh. The Centre launches theme-based programmes of six major initiatives
Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opens the week-long festivity to mark the 20th anniversary of internationalization of ICDDR,B and calls upon all to support the Centre protocolized management of severely malnourished child published in Lancet
ICDDR,B celebrates its 20th an. ICDDR,B initiates national HIV surveillance in cooperation with MoHFW
Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina terms The Cholera Hospital as the best diarrhoeal disease hospital in the world
Maternal immunization with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine shown to be likely to protect infants up to 22 weeks
Twenty-fifth anniversary of ORS celebrated. ICDDR,B epidemic response team goes to Goma to assist cholera-stricken Rwandan refugees, identifying pathogens, and helping reduce mortality from as high as 48.7% to below 1%
New Vibrio cholerae 0139 Bengal identified and characterized
The Matlab record-keeping system,specially adapted for Government use, extended to the national family planning programme
Treatment of, and research into, Acute Respiratory Infection began
ICDDR,B received USAID’s Science and Technology for Development Award
Full Expanded Programme of Immunization activities tested in Matlab. WC/BS cholera vaccine trial launched
ICDDR,B received UNICEF’s Maurice Pate Award
Epidemic Control Preparedness Programme initiated
Field-testing of cereal Oral Rehydration Solution began MCH-FP Extension project began
Urban Volunteer Programme initiated
Government of Bangladesh Ordinance establishing ICDDR,B signed
Maternal Child Health and Family Planning interventions began in Matlab
Shift from Classical to El Tor cholera identified
Independence of Bangladesh
Relationship between stopping breast-feeding and resumption of menstruation demonstrated
First successful clinical trials of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)
Demographic Surveillance System established
Matlab field station started
Cholera Research Laboratory established