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icddr,b– its current work

Handy facts and figures about icddr,b and its current work.


  • icddr,b is an international health research centre based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • icddr,b has 362 scientific staff and a total workforce of more than 4,500.
  • icddr,b scientists are working on more than 400 research projects.
  • icddr,b is supported by four core donors – Sweden, Canada, the UK and the Government of Bangladesh.
  • icddr,b secured US$64.2m funding from competitive sources in 2021; its total income was US$80.6m.
  • icddr,b has 103 national collaborations and 199 international collaborations in 2021.
  • icddr,b scientists were authors on 573 original papers in 2021.

Clinical services…

  • As well as research, icddr,b provides clinical care at – the Dhaka Hospital and Matlab Hospital.
  • Every year, icddr,b treats more than 200,000 patients at its hospitals and treatment centre – more than half of them children under five years of age.   


  • 834 people attended icddr,b training courses in 2021; 474 students were hosted on icddr,b’s orientation programme for medical students.

(All data correct as of September 2022.)