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icddr,b wins Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize

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Working to avert disease outbreaks in the Rohingya community seeking refuge in Bangladesh

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Dr Sayera Banu honoured as Fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences for 2022 and The World Academy of Sciences for 2024

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OUR RESEARCHERS

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Md. Zahid

Mr. Md. Zahid Hasan

Assistant Scientist, Health Economics and Financing
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Syeda Mah-E-

Ms. Syeda Mah-E- Muneer

Assistant Scientist, Human Resources
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Kazi Istiaque

Dr. Kazi Istiaque Sanin

Assistant Scientist, Maternal and Child Nutrition
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LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

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23 APRIL 2024

Social stigma affects Tuberculosis patients and families, hindering TB control efforts

A first of its kind study has revealed the presence and prevalence of social stigma impacting individuals with tuberculosis (TB) and their family members. The National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP), under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in collaboration with icddr,b, hosted a seminar to share the findings of the study, titled 'Exploring Tuberculosis-related Stigma in Bangladesh'. The study is funded by the Global Fund.

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Feature News
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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Feature News
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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