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Diarrhoea-causing pathogens in city sludge show resistance to last-resort antibiotic widely used in Bangladesh poultry industry

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AR 2017

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OUR RESEARCHERS

A selection of our senior scientists, leading figures in public health and medical research

Dr Firdausi Qadri

Emeritus Scientist and Acting Senior Director (IDD), Enteric and Respiratory Infections.
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Dr Mahbub E Elahi Khan Chowdhury

Acting Director and Scientist, Universal Health Coverage.
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Dr Md. Rashidul Haque

Senior Scientist and Head, Enteric and Respiratory Infections.
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LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

Latest News
05 SEPTEMBER 2018

Can global warming trigger cholera outbreaks?

Published in Nature Disease Primer, a recent review co-authored by icddr,b researchers suggests that rising sea temperature caused by climate change may be favouring the incidence of different vibrio-related diseases, including diarrhoeal diseases, invasive illness caused by some virulent Vibrio species as well as wound infections and gastroenteritis caused by others types of Vibrio species.

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Feature News
12 AUGUST 2018

Germs can hamper child growth without symptoms of illness

The pathogen Cryptosporidium is a major cause of childhood diarrhea in low- and middle-income countries. New findings from a study with icddr,b suggest that some children with Cryptosporidium infection experienced growth faltering without the usual symptoms of diarrhoea, dehydration and coughing.

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Feature News
05 AUGUST 2018

Breast is best? Breastfeeding gives infants the best start in life

icddr,b has been advocating breastfeeding of newborns, offering counselling services at the breastfeeding clinic in the Dhaka hospital. It is the only facility of this kind in the city, providing re-lactation therapy for mothers through one-on-one sessions as well as group counselling.

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17 SEPTEMBER 2018

Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh visits Matlab

Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh H E Charlotta Schlyter, Ms Carin Zetterlund, First Secretary/Deputy Head of Development Section and Ms Lena Nordström, Head of Staff MoFA visited icddr,b’s Matlab field site - one of the developing world’s richest, most comprehensive and longest-running data resources.

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20 JUNE 2018

icddr,b Hospital Appeal

At the world’s largest diarrhoeal disease treatment facility, we provide treatment for over 200,000 patients free-of-charge. Find out how we do it.

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