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15 journalists will be awarded a 3-month fellowship. The fellows will receive a stipend of BDT 20,000 monthly (BDT 60,000 in total for the duration of the fellowship) to support their travel and research expenses.


icddr,b in collaboration with Bangladesh Society for the Change and Advocacy Nexus (B-SCAN) launched a new initiative to conduct a country-wide assessment programme to understand the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) accessibility of Persons with Disabilities, and Older people in Bangladesh. The event was held at the Hotel Lake Castle, Gulshan, Dhaka.

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Patients with scrotal swelling, known as hydrocele are highly neglected, often socially excluded and deserve support.

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30 AUGUST 2022

icddr,b and Data for Impact (D4I) jointly organised an evidence-sharing session with journalists at icddr,b’s Mohakhali Campus that discussed licensing challenges in private health facilities in Bangladesh. Findings from an assessment done by icddr,b were presented in the seminar.

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25 AUGUST 2022

Research found that combating tuberculosis effectively in Bangladesh requires more attention to screening and case follow-up, virtual care and digital health, community awareness, and training of healthcare workers.

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16 AUGUST 2022

icddr,b and Data for Impact (D4I) jointly organised an evidence sharing session with journalists at icddr,b’s Mohakhali Campus that discussed about the double burden of malnutrition among Bangladeshi women of reproductive age and how and why it is important to reassess the country’s maternal and child health programs and policies. Recent evidence based on secondary analysis of BDHS datasets for last one decade along with policy synthesis, were presented in the seminar which indicated a major shift of nutritional status of women of reproductive age in the country.

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10 AUGUST 2022

The Environmental Interventions Unit (EIU) of icddr,b in collaboration with the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of Bangladesh, launched a new initiative to undertake environmental surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 and enteric pathogens in Dhaka and in the camps where Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) live, commonly known as Rohingya camps. The event was held at the Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan Hotel, Dhaka.

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01 AUGUST 2022

icddr,b under the supervision of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), will administer the 2nd dose of oral cholera vaccine from Wednesday, 3 August 2022 to Wednesday, 10 August 2022 (except Friday, 5 August and Ashura Day on Tuesday, 9 August) from 8.00 am until 4.00 pm.

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26 JUNE 2022

About 2.4 million residents living in five areas of Dhaka city will receive the oral cholera vaccine from Sunday, 26 June to Saturday, 2 July 2022.

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14 JUNE 2022

icddr,b hosted the award ceremony of “The Mujib100 Research Grants for Women in Science in Bangladesh (Mujib100 RGfW)” at its Sasakawa Auditorium. Ten awards worth a combined amount of USD 400,000 were given in commemoration of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and in celebration of icddr,b’s 60 years of scientific brilliance. This research grant is the first initiative of its kind to build a new generation of women researchers and scientists in Bangladesh.

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08 JUNE 2022

IDAlert aims to tackle the emergence and transmission of zoonotic pathogens by developing novel indicators, innovative early warning systems and efficient tools for decision-makers, and by evaluating adaptation and mitigation strategies to build a Europe more resilient to emerging health threats.

30 MAY 2022

Today, icddr,b and the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA) have jointly organised a dissemination seminar at Buriganga Hall, WASA Bhaban in Karwan Bazar, Dhaka, to share the findings of a recently concluded study that looked into the presence of Covid-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) in sewage and other contaminated surface water sources in and around Dhaka city.

21 APRIL 2022

In a study published on 20 April 2022 in Nature Communications (“Solar geoengineering could redistribute malaria risk in developing countries), researchers have conducted the first assessment of how geoengineering the climate could impact the burden of infectious diseases.

16 APRIL 2022

Young children in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who become sick or malnourished continue to have a high risk of death in the six months after being hospitalized, according to findings by researchers in the CHAIN Network.

27 MARCH 2022
27 MARCH 2022

A feasibility study of a low-cost school-based mental health intervention in Bangladesh found promising outcomes in improving depression status and quality of life of mothers of children with autism. The findings of the study are published in the Global Mental Health Journal.

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16 MARCH 2022

On 15 March 2022, the Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh H.E. Dr Lilly Nicholls, paid her first visit to icddr,b in Mohakhali, Dhaka. She was accompanied by Mr Joseph Sebhatu, First Secretary (Development), and Ms Farzana Sultana, Development Advisor, Canadian High Commission in Bangladesh. H.E. Dr Lilly Nicholls was very keen to learn about icddr,b, a world-renowned public health research institution, and its life-saving work. Since 1998, Canada has been providing consistent financial support to both core and project activities of icddr,b.

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15 MARCH 2022

A new study, led by icddr,b (formerly known as International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh) and funded and supported by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), will work with some of the few survivors of the highly fatal Nipah infection to advance understanding of the body’s response to the virus and support the development of much-needed Nipah vaccines.

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03 FEBRUARY 2022

Today, icddr,b Diagnostic Laboratories, the first ISO15189 (Quality) and ISO15190 (Safety) accredited laboratory in Bangladesh, launched its sample collection centre at Uttara, Dhaka.

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