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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 Shams El Arifeen

Senior Director, Maternal & Child Health, Maternal and Neonatal Health.
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Dr Md. Shafiqul Alam Sarker

Senior Scientist, Maternal and Childhood Malnutrition.
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Dr Peter Kim Streatfield

Emeritus Scientist, Climate Change and Health.
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LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

Latest News
17 NOVEMBER 2018

Will extreme climatic conditions undermine disease control measures?

A study with icddr,b and collaborators from University of North Carolina and Johns Hopkins University, USA have examined the influences of heatwaves, rainfall and tree cover on cholera - the deadly diarrhoeal disease known for its heavy human death toll worldwide. Heatwave conditions are increasingly warming daytime temperatures and bring fewer cold days, which are widely considered to be triggered by climate change.

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Feature News
11 NOVEMBER 2018

Belief widespread that antibiotics heal common cold

According to an icddr,b finding, patients' demand for antibiotics and sellers’ willingness to provide play key roles behind the unrestricted sale of antibiotics. Around 33% of pharmacies surveyed were not licensed while only 11% of drug sellers had received pharmacy training.

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Feature News
05 NOVEMBER 2018

Why it is important mothers breastfeed within an hour of birth

Breastfed children have at least six times greater chance of surviving in the early months than non-breastfed babies. Researchers at icddr,b explored the factors which influence breastfeeding within one hour of delivery, conducting one of the few direct observation studies.

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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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