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21 NOVEMBER 2018

Today, the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation of which the Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the President has announced a US epidemiologist Prof John D Clemens and a Swedish immunologist Prof Jan Holmgren as the winners in public health category. They have worked for over 30 years to develop, evaluate, and introduce the world’s only safe, effective, and affordable internationally licensed oral cholera vaccines (OCVs). These vaccines, which have revolutionised cholera control efforts in Africa, the Middle East, Haiti, and Asia, have saved and continue to save countless lives among the world’s disadvantaged.

01 NOVEMBER 2018

Today, icddr,b’s Library and Information Services Section organised a discussion with 26 faculty members and librarians from different eminent public, private and international universities of the country to raise awareness on how to avoid publishing research articles in predatory journals and why it matters.

01 OCTOBER 2018

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 1 October 2018– Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular and kidney diseases and over 1.5 billion are expected to be affected by hypertension by 2025. This is especially adverse in South Asia given that the prevalence of hypertension is already at 40 percent.


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

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30 AUGUST 2018

Today, a high-level delegation from the United Kingdom, led by the Minister of State Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP joined by H. E. Alison Blake, the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh and Jim McAlpine, Head of DFID Bangladesh visited icddr,b's Mohakhali campus in Dhaka.

02 AUGUST 2018

Today, icddr,b is proud to recognise the outstanding contribution of its staff during its humanitarian response in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar and the diarrhoeal outbreak in Dhaka.

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25 JUNE 2018

For the first time, the transmission of cholera has been tracked at the household level across Dhaka, Bangladesh, a city with a ‘hyper-endemic’ level of the disease.

17 MAY 2018

Today, icddr,b in partnership with the Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) Control Programme of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Bangladesh have recognised World Hypertension Day with a scientific seminar titled “Hypertension! The Silent Killer! Reaching the Unreached”.

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16 MAY 2018

In a new study, icddr,b scientists have revealed disturbing findings regarding commercially pasteurised milk which is the primary source of nutrition for children.

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28 APRIL 2018

To undertake policy analysis on emerging health issues in Bangladesh and promote discussions on evidence-informed health policy process for improved health outcomes, a Health Policy Dialogue titled “Engaging Private Sector to Achieve Universal Health Coverage in Bangladesh”, took place on 28 April 2018, at the CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka.

16 APRIL 2018

In late September 2017, icddr,b and UNICEF jointly conducted a field assessment of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals, and identified the potential risks of diarrhoeal outbreak and mitigation initiatives . Based on the recommendations of the assessment icddr,b partnered with UNICEF to strengthen healthcare services for diarrhoeal disease and malnutrition.

15 APRIL 2018

Today, icddr,b in collaboration with Dhaka North City Corporation and Expanded Program on Immunization of Bangladesh have commenced a typhoid conjugate vaccine effectiveness study among 43,350 children between 9 months and under 16 years of age, living in Mirpur, Dhaka.

29 MARCH 2018

In honour of World Autism Awareness Week (26 March - 2 April 2018), icddr,b has organised an arts and crafts exhibition prepared by differently abled children

28 FEBRUARY 2018

Today, “A comprehensive approach to identify children with disabilities through capacity building of Government and NGO health workers and disability service mapping in Bangladesh" project has been launched.

08 FEBRUARY 2018

Today, icddr,b’s Technical Training Unit in partnership with the Foundation for Advancement of Innovations in Technology and Health, Bangladesh (faith Bangladesh) organised a workshop for parents and caregivers of children with ASD.

30 JANUARY 2018

Improving water, sanitation and hygiene in resource poor settings of Bangladesh helped overall health but, contrary to expectations, did not improve children’s growth and development.

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15 JANUARY 2018

Spousal violence (SV) is high in Bangladesh, new study reveals even higher rates amongst female garment workers and of those, 40% report symptoms of depression

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