27 NOVEMBER 2023

On 11 November 2023, the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, has virtually inaugurated the groundbreaking ceremony for the 'Multipurpose Disaster Resilient Shelter Isolation Centre cum Hospital Complex' at the Teknaf campus of icddr,b. This significant event unfolded during her visit to Cox’s Bazar, where she also inaugurated Chattogram's Dohazari-Cox's Bazar Rail Line and Matarbari deep seaport channel.

18 NOVEMBER 2023

On 18 November 2023, Bangladesh Society for the Change and Advocacy Nexus (B-SCAN) organised a roundtable discussion in collaboration with icddr,b on the findings of the study titled 'Nationwide Assessment of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) situation of persons with disabilities and older people in Bangladesh’ at the Daily Star Centre, Dhaka. The population-based cross-sectional study, conducted from November 2022 to October 2023, covered all eight divisions and 32 districts of Bangladesh. It involved screening a total of 17,577 individuals from 6,457 urban and rural households, to identify persons with disabilities.

09 NOVEMBER 2023

On 9 November 2023, icddr,b organised a pivotal discussion event titled "Childhood Pneumonia: Are We Doing Enough?" in the lead-up to World Pneumonia Day (12 November 2023). The dialogue centred on the multifaceted challenges and opportunities that Bangladesh faces in its effort to combat pneumonia—the number one infectious cause of death in children under five years of age.

30 OCTOBER 2023

On 30 October 2023 icddr,b Diagnostic Laboratories, the first laboratory in Bangladesh to earn ISO 15189 (Quality) and ISO 15190 (Safety) accreditation, expands its sample collection centre in Mirpur, Dhaka.

07 OCTOBER 2023

The second dose of the Oral Cholera vaccine will be given to residents of Ward Nos. 38 and 39, encompassing Bandar Tila and South Halishahar, under Bandar Thana, Chattogram City Corporation. The second dose of the vaccine will be given at the same centres as the first dose. It will be available from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, from Sunday 8 October to Thursday 12 October, 2023. A total of 135,323 individuals who received the first dose are eligible for the second dose.

26 JUNE 2023

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.

23 MAY 2023

Preliminary findings indicated that influenza A was the most frequently detected pathogen (5.2%), followed by Leptospira (4.6%), Dengue (4.4%), and others. The study also identified Rickettsia infections caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi and Coxiella burnetii.

06 APRIL 2023

A real time sewage surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in Dhaka, Bangladesh can detect the virus at least a week ahead of the traditional clinical surveillance can, which relies on testing individual people for COVID-19, according to a recent study by researchers from icddr,b and partner institutes. The findings suggest that sewage surveillance may be an effective and efficient method for monitoring transmission and identifying future outbreaks of COVID-19 significantly in Low-and-Middle-Income-Countries (LMICs).

09 FEBRUARY 2023

To help control the spread of cholera, the World Health Organization (WHO) reached out to icddr,b, an organization with expertise in managing diarrhoea diseases in Bangladesh and globally.

10 JANUARY 2023

Today, icddr,b with support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance organised an inception meeting titled “Country Learning Hub for Immunisation Equity in Bangladesh.”