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26 JUNE 2023

Study reveals factors shaping maternal healthcare choices in Bangladesh, recommends enhanced maternity care

The Research for Decision Makers (RDM) activity of icddr,b with the support from USAID organised a dissemination seminar titled ‘Dynamics in Decision Making for Maternal Healthcare Utilization in Two Areas of Bangladesh: A Cohort Study’ on 25 June 2023, at the Sasakawa Auditorium of icddr,b Mohakhali campus.

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21 APRIL 2023

Your genes likely determine your risk of diarrhoea

A series of recent studies conducted in Bangladesh by icddr,b and collaborators have made major contributions to our understanding of how the host genome — the genetic makeup of the infected individual — can shape whether and how severely an individual is affected by many diarrheal diseases.

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30 APRIL 2023

Evolving marriage dynamics in rural Bangladesh

Over the last four decades, Bangladesh has gone through massive liberalization and commercialization of traditional agriculture and experienced increasing market integration. The transition into a commercial, market-oriented economy often leads to changes in social dynamics, for instance by increasing wealth inequality and levels of education. A new study in Evolutionary Human Sciences from icddr,b and collaborators — led by Susan Schaffnit and Mary Shenk from Pennsylvania State University — examined the effect of market integration on love and parent-arranged marriage decisions and outcomes in Matlab, Bangladesh. With more access to education and wealth, are youths more likely to take charge of their own important decisions like marriage?

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02 OCTOBER 2019

Dr Md Abdur Razzak, Minister of Agriculture, Bangladesh visited icddr,b on 22 September 2019.

Dr Razzak met with the senior leadership team, and toured the Dhaka hospital and laboratories. Dr Razzak was not only impressed by the world class research labs at icddr,b but also the organisation’s dedicated and talented workforce. He said “icddr,b is doing a highly commendable job. We would like to collaborate with this institution to help set-up an international standard lab for the Ministry of Agriculture. We want our staff to have hands-on training here at icddr,b".

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13 APRIL 2022

Record Number of Diarrhoea Patients at icddr,b in 60 years

icddr,b has been providing treatment to a record number of diarrhoea patients from the second week of March 2022.

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