14 MARCH 2024

A comprehensive study, conducted by Dr. Mohammad Habibur Rahman Sarker et al. in 2020 with 872 adults from the Mirzapur Demographic Surveillance System in Bangladesh, has revealed that smokeless tobacco (SLT) comprised of Zarda, Sadapata, and Gul consumption is significantly associated with an increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This groundbreaking research sheds light on a critical health concern often overshadowed by broader tobacco discussions.

04 MARCH 2024

The NIHR Global Health Centres Symposium was inaugurated on 04 March 2024 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hosted by icddr,b and supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Research, UK (NIHR) this premier event has convened 60 leading experts, thought leaders, and professionals from five global health centres in West Africa, Latin America, South Asia and South East Asia.

25 JANUARY 2024

Eastern Bank PLC (EBL) and icddr,b have joined forces in a pioneering initiative to advance healthcare waste management through sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices. The partnership was formalised with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at EBL's head office in Dhaka on 24 January 2024.

03 JANUARY 2024

Dr Sayera Banu, Senior Scientist and Head of the Programme for Emerging Infections at IDD, has garnered remarkable accolades by earning Fellowships from the esteemed Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) for 2022 and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for 2024.