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10 JUNE 2024

A recent study across 12 government and private hospitals in Dhaka found that 68% of government hospital toilets were functional, with only 33% clean, while in private hospitals, 92% were functional, but only 56% were clean. Conducted by icddr,b scientists in collaboration with partners at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Bangladesh, the study was recently published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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04 JUNE 2024

Today, icddr,b, in collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP) and The Stop TB Partnership, hosted an event titled "Strengthening TB Public-Private Mix for Enhanced Policy Advocacy and Private Sector Engagement" at the Sasakawa Auditorium, icddr,b, Mohakhali, Dhaka. This initiative aimed to enhance policy advocacy and engage the private sector in Bangladesh's national effort to combat tuberculosis (TB).

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23 APRIL 2024

A first of its kind study has revealed the presence and prevalence of social stigma impacting individuals with tuberculosis (TB) and their family members. The National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP), under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in collaboration with icddr,b, hosted a seminar to share the findings of the study, titled 'Exploring Tuberculosis-related Stigma in Bangladesh'. The study is funded by the Global Fund.

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17 APRIL 2024

Today scientists from the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and icddr,b jointly organised a dissemination seminar titled “Influenza Surveillance in Bangladesh” in the IEDCR Auditorium in Mohakhali. Findings from a nationwide influenza surveillance were presented during the seminar. This surveillance has been collaboratively conducted since 2007 in different tertiary and district hospitals across Bangladesh by these two organisations.

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05 MARCH 2024

Today, the Non-Communicable Disease Control (NCDC) Programme of the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS), alongside icddr,b acting as the secretariat, has officially launched the Climate and Health Innovation Hub (CHIB) in Bangladesh. This significant initiative is dedicated to pioneering the documentation, development, and acceleration of locally-led climate change adaptation efforts, with a keen focus on health and related priorities such as heat stress, climate resilient infrastructure, climate sensitive diseases, and tackling water salinity issues. The event was held at The Lakeshore Heights, Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka.

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04 MARCH 2024

The NIHR Global Health Centres Symposium was inaugurated on 04 March 2024 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hosted by icddr,b and supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Research, UK (NIHR) this premier event has convened 60 leading experts, thought leaders, and professionals from five global health centres in West Africa, Latin America, South Asia and South East Asia.

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