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07 DECEMBER 2020

Patients receiving a five-day course of ivermectin have shown an early viral clearance and improvements of blood biomarkers compared with other two groups.

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11 NOVEMBER 2020

It is important to identify the causes of pneumonia, strengthen our health system and invest in low cost local solutions to prevent pneumonia and pneumonia related deaths among children aging below 5 years. Speakers urged these today in an evidence sharing session with the Bangladesh Health Reporters’ Forum (BHRF) in observance of the World Pneumonia Day (12 November 2020), held at icddr,b’s Mohakhali Campus. The event discussed about the disease burden of pneumonia and ways to address pneumonia related premature deaths in Bangladesh.

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13 OCTOBER 2020

Rotary Club of Dhaka Mavericks, Bangladesh handed over a cheque worth of USD 52,988 under Rotary International’s The Rotary Foundation Global Grant to icddr,b to strengthen personal protection for healthcare workers in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar.

12 OCTOBER 2020

The IEDCR, in collaboration with icddr,b and the USAID, organised a dissemination seminar this afternoon on preliminary findings on the prevalence, seroprevalence, and genomic epidemiology of COVID-19 in Dhaka.

05 OCTOBER 2020

icddr,b has been implementing the USAID’s Alliance for Combating Tuberculosis in Bangladesh (ACTB) project in collaboration with the National TB Control Programme (NTP), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) since March 2020. Recently, icddr,b has partnered with one of the largest local development partner HEED Bangladesh to ramp up the diagnosis and management of TB cases in tea garden areas of Sylhet Division.

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02 OCTOBER 2020

icddr,b is one of the five laboratories initially selected to work together as part of centralised network to reliably assess and compare immunological responses generated by COVID-19 vaccine candidates.


icddr’b’s international Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Tahmeed Ahmed as the new Executive Director of icddr,b (formerly the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh). Dr Ahmed will take up his appointment on 1 February 2021, succeeding Dr John Clemens who has served as Executive Director from 2013.

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H.E. Ms. Arunrung Phothong Humphreys, Ambassador of Thailand to Bangladesh, handed over COVID-19 testing unit to icddr,b.


icddr,b and Concern Worldwide have launched a mobile COVID-19 sample collection van in Patuakhali district for ramping up the capacity of proper collection of samples.The initiative was taken under the “Essential Healthcare for Disadvantaged in Bangladesh (EHD)” programme of the UKAid.

31 AUGUST 2020

icddr,b in partnership with UNICEF is supporting a 200-bed isolation and treatment centre in Teknaf Upazila in Cox’s Bazar District to provide critical care for COVID-19 patients from both Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugee communities.

26 AUGUST 2020

Scientists at icddr,b and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Australia have documented the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated stay-at-home measures on the wellbeing of women and their families in rural Bangladesh. The study found that low socioeconomic families experienced a range of economic and mental health challenges during the two-month stay-at-home order, and women reported an increase in intimate partner violence.

15 JULY 2020

icddr,b is an international organization which has been established by a special Ordinance of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Ordinance no. LI of 1978 of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh). The Ordinance itself mandated icddr,b to function as a centre for research, education and training as well as clinical service; and empowered icddr,b to maintain and operate hospitals, clinics, laboratories, animal research facilities, libraries, reading rooms, scientific equipment and instruments for its proper functioning in fulfilling the statutory aims and objective.

24 JUNE 2020

Starting from June 26, 2020, icddr,b’s globally recognised diagnostic centre at Mohakhali, Dhaka will offer SARS CoV-2 test to patients suspected of having COVID-19.

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17 JUNE 2020

Today, icddr,b has started a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of anti-parasitic medicine Ivermectin in combination with antibiotic doxycycline or Ivermectin alone. It will be conducted in hospitalised adults diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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06 JUNE 2020

Dr. Clemens' statement in the Economist article was taken out of context.

03 MAY 2020

Recently, icddr,b and Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen icddr,b’s ongoing COVID-19 emergency response.

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19 MARCH 2020

Today, icddr,b is proud to announce the launch of ‘The Mujib 100 Research Grants for Women in Science in Bangladesh (Mujib 100 RGfW)’. It is worth USD 400,000 and is 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.

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08 MARCH 2020

A national dissemination was held at icddr,b to communicate the methodology and findings of identifying newborn signal functions which is a representative shortlist of key interventions and activities that address major causes of morbidity or mortality and that are indicative of a certain type and level of care.

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20 FEBRUARY 2020

A multi country research has found promising results in controlling high blood pressure among hypertensive patients through a low-cost health intervention carried out by community health workers in rural settings in South Asia.

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28 JANUARY 2020

Experts are convening in Dhaka, Bangladesh for the 15th ASCODD on ‘Typhoid, cholera, other enteric diseases and their relationship to nutritional disorders: Persisting challenges for low and middle-income countries in an era of humanitarian crisis.’

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