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2011
Thomson Reuters ranks ICDDR,B among top five institutions studying cholera.

2011
United Nations appoint ICDDR,B Executive Director to head independent panel probing cholera outbreak in Haiti.

2010
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.

2010
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

2010
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.

2009
ICDDR,B wins World Bank South Asia Development Marketplace award for addressing under-nutrition in urban slums

2009
Strategic Plan 2020 approved

2009
ICDDR,B-BRAC Bank co-branded credit card launched

2009
ICDDR,B receives Islamic Development Bank award for Science and Technology 2009

2009
Collaboration between ICDDR,B and Dutch-Bangla Bank Foundation begins with establishment of a Blood Bank on ICDDR,B premises

2009
ICDDR,B team of experts sent to Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea and Nepal to help contain cholera outbreaks

2009
New 50-bed ICDDR,B treatment centre opened in Mirpur in northwest Dhaka

2009
Dhaka Hospital introduces paperless patient management information system

2008
ICDDR,B/Hopkins Projahnmo research on preventing neonatal mortality selected in top three papers in The Lancet in 2008

2008
ICDDR,B receives Ibn Sina Trust Award in recognition of its important work in diarrhoeal research and treatment

2008
ICDDR,B shares expertise in diarrhoeal disease management with Iraqi doctors via video–conferencing

2008

HIV/AIDS Jagori ward opens at Dhaka Hospital

2007
Collaboration between BRAC Bank and ICDDR,B begins with renovation of Short Stay Ward

2007
Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics awarded ICDDR,B with their Leadership Award for influence and leadership role in the prudent use of antibiotics

2006
ICDDR,B received ‘The Bangladesh Today Award 2006’ in recognition of their contribution through service to Bangladesh.

2006
ICDDR,B launches new logo and tagline Knowledge for Global Lifesaving Solutions.

2005
ICDDR,B receives ‘Independence Day Award’. It is the highest national award in Bangladesh.

2003
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

2002
ICDDR,B describes mortality benefit from zinc therapy

2001
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

2000
ICDDR,B assists GoB with control of major dengue epidemic in Bangladesh. The Centre launches theme-based programmes of six major initiatives

1999
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

1998
ICDDR,B celebrates its 20th an. ICDDR,B initiates national HIV surveillance in cooperation with MoHFW

1996
Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina terms The Cholera Hospital as the best diarrhoeal disease hospital in the world

1995
Maternal immunization with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine shown to be likely to protect infants up to 22 weeks

1994
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%

1993
New Vibrio cholerae 0139 Bengal identified and characterized

1989
The Matlab record-keeping system,specially adapted for Government use, extended to the national family planning programme

1988
Treatment of, and research into, Acute Respiratory Infection began

1987
ICDDR,B received USAID’s Science and Technology for Development Award

1985
Full Expanded Programme of Immunization activities tested in Matlab. WC/BS cholera vaccine trial launched

1984
ICDDR,B received UNICEF’s Maurice Pate Award

1983
Epidemic Control Preparedness Programme initiated

1982
Field-testing of cereal Oral Rehydration Solution began MCH-FP Extension project began

1981
Urban Volunteer Programme initiated

1978
Government of Bangladesh Ordinance establishing ICDDR,B signed

1977
Maternal Child Health and Family Planning interventions began in Matlab

1973
Shift from Classical to El Tor cholera identified

1971
Independence of Bangladesh

1969
Relationship between stopping breast-feeding and resumption of menstruation demonstrated

1968
First successful clinical trials of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS)

1966
Demographic Surveillance System established

1963
Matlab field station started

1960
Cholera Research Laboratory established

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