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Professor David B Sachar, a former icddr,b scientist has been awarded with the Golden Goose Award 2019 by the ‘American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)’ on 10 September, 2019 at the Library of Congress, Washington, USA.

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Today, the Honourable Minister for Agriculture Dr Mohammad Abdur Razzak along with scientists and employees from the ministry visited icddr,b and its research and clinical laboratories. The Ministry of Agriculture is working to set-up an internationally recognised testing and certification laboratory in order to strengthen qualities of food and agricultural products, including products which Bangladesh exports, imports and consumes.


icddr,b is organising the 15th Asian Conference on Diarrhoeal Disease and Nutrition (ASCODD 2020) to be held on 28-30 January, 2020 at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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05 AUGUST 2019

Today, Strengthening Health, Applying Research Evidence (SHARE) project of icddr,b in collaboration with University College London (UCL), United Kingdom organised an event to discuss and launch two documentary films on prevention of non-communicable diseases among urban adolescents.

20 JULY 2019

Today, the Health Policy Dialogue (HPD) - a think tank initiative in the health sector of Bangladesh holds its 4th policy dialogue with health professionals, policy makers, practitioners and representatives from government, nongovernment organisations (NGOs) and media at the CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka.

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28 MAY 2019

Today, icddr,b’s Child Development Unit held a dissemination seminar at its Sasakawa Auditorium in Mohakhali, Dhaka to share major findings of a randomised controlled trial on generating evidence of a scalable early childhood development (ECD) model to integrate into existing health services in Bangladesh.

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13 MAY 2019

Today, icddr,b in collaboration with Eyes For All PLC, United Arab Emirates and DIAGNOS Inc, Canada have launched an AI based technology for the detection of diabetic retinopathy in Bangladesh.

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08 MAY 2019

The British High Commissioner to Bangladesh H.E. Robert Chatterton Dickson and his wife Ms Teresa Albor paid their first visit to icddr,b in Mohakhali, Dhaka on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

24 APRIL 2019

Today, H.E. Mrs Arunrung Phothong Humphreys, Ambassador-designate of Thailand to Bangladesh visited icddr,b in Mohakhali, Dhaka, where she learnt about its five decades of research, innovation, and humanitarian efforts, which include intervention in the Rohingya (Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals – FDMN) camps, and in the ongoing diarrhoeal disease outbreak in Dhaka.

10 APRIL 2019

Today, scientists at icddr,b in collaboration with Loughborough University, Durham University and the University of Bristol, UK have organised a dissemination seminar at icddr,b’s Sasakawa auditorium in Mohakhali to share insights regarding pathways of antibiotic use in Bangladesh.

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21 MARCH 2019

Today, icddr,b has organised a dissemination seminar at Long Beach Hotel in Cox’s Bazar to share its emergency healthcare response and pre-emptive oral cholera vaccination measures among the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs).

14 MARCH 2019

The U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E. Earl R. Miller visited an icddr,b tuberculosis screening centre located in old part of the city, Dholaikhal and commended the icddr,b-USAID initiative.

12 MARCH 2019

icddr,b scientists in partnership with Incepta Pharmaceuticals have developed a locally-produced dipstick named Cholkit for rapid, early and effective diagnosis of cholera in Bangladesh and beyond.

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11 MARCH 2019

Today, The U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E. Earl R. Miller paid his first visit to icddr,b to learn about the world–renowned institution and its role in the Rohingya crisis.

02 MARCH 2019

icddr,b’s Senior Director of the Laboratory Sciences and Services Division, Dr Niyaz Ahmed has received Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for 2016 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India in the field of Medical Sciences.

20 FEBRUARY 2019

The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt, MP, Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities of the United Kingdom, visited icddr,b on Tuesday, 19 February 2019 and appreciated her country’s decades long partnership with the institute in saving lives.

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14 FEBRUARY 2019

icddr,b in partnership with The Waterloo Foundation, UK have undertaken a new study to explore water, sanitation and hygiene (collectively known as WASH) situation in ready-made garments (RMG) factories in Bangladesh.

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07 FEBRUARY 2019

icddr,b’s Executive Director and noted scientist Professor John D Clemens has received the prestigious Prince Mahidol Award 2018 for his public health contribution in developing the oral cholera vaccine and its advancement worldwide.

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31 JANUARY 2019

icddr,b is organising the 2nd International Symposium on Community Health Workers (CHWs) 2019 to be held on 22-24 November 2019 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka Bangladesh.

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14 JANUARY 2019

Today, icddr,b’s SHARE project in collaboration with the Department of Population Sciences (DPS), University of Dhaka have organised the fourth Café Scientifique with the theme of social and health care needs of elderly population in Bangladesh.

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