Dedicated to saving lives through research and treatment, ICDDR,B addresses some of the most critical health concerns facing the world today, ranging from improvingneonatal survival to HIV/AIDS. In collaboration with academic and research institutions over the world, ICDDR,B conducts research, training and extension activities, as well as programme-based activities, to develop and share knowledge for global lifesaving solutions.
ICDDR,B has its roots in the Pakistan-SEATO Cholera Research Laboratory formed in 1960. When Bangladesh became independent of Pakistan in 1971, activities where diminished. In 1978 a proposal by an international group of scientists was put forward to elevate the organization to an international research center. The organization was established in its current form via an act of parliament in 1979. The Centre is credited, among other accomplishments, with the discovery of oral rehydration therapyfor the treatment of diarrhoea and cholera. Oral rehydration therapy is thought to have saved over 40 million people worldwide.
ICDDR,B is one of the leading research institutes in Bangladesh, releasing, according to the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, 18 percent of the country’s publications.
ICDDR,B has a mix of national and international staff, including public health scientists, laboratory scientists, clinicians, nutritionists, epidemiologists, demographers, social and behavioural scientists, IT professionals, and experts in emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, vaccine sciences.
Since 1978, the Centre has trained more than 27,000 health professionals from over 78 countries. Courses provide practical training in hospital management ofdiarrhoeal diseases, epidemiology, biostatistics, family planning, demographic surveillance, and child survival strategies.
ICDDR,B is supported by about 55 donor countries and organizations, including the Government of Bangladesh, UN specialized agencies, foundations, universities, research institutes and private sector organizations and companies that share the Centre’s concern for the health problems of developing countries and who value its proven experience in helping solve those problems. The Centre is governed by a distinguished multinational Board of Trustees comprising 17 members from all over the world.
The Latest Updated Research News:
Half of world population at risk to infections - The Daily Star
December 7, 2016 - The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) organised the two-day conference at Dhaka University's (DU) senate bhaban with support from the Directorate General of Health Services and the US's Centers for Disease ...
Stunting dwarfs much of economic gains - Financial Express Bangladesh
December 2, 2016 - This was spotted first by the nutritionists at the icddr,b (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh)-run hospital six months ago when she was treated there for severe diarrhoea. Later, she was diagnosed with anaemia as well.
Govt to build 220 more cyclone centres to curb deaths from disasters - Dhaka Tribune
November 23, 2016 - Vice Chairman of BDRCS Mohammad Habibe Millat MP said: “In international meetings, Bangladesh is cited as the model for disaster management and the country has to keep up the pace of progress.” He urged the ... “1,00,000 children are dying each year ...
Chicken May Be Spreading Superbugs Through India's Food Chain - Bloomberg
November 18, 2016 - ... resistance to augment its fitness, persistence and thereby its transmission, then it can emerge as a significant threat to human health,” said Ahmed, who is now senior director of Bangladesh's International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research ...
Superbug cloning rapidly, warn researchers - Times of India
November 16, 2016 - Dr Ahmad, who is also the senior director of the Laboratory Sciences and Services Division of the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh, warns that the superbug gene is evolving with different subtypes."We can say it ...
Women May Be More Susceptible to Mosquito-borne Infections Than Men - Contagionlive.com
November 14, 2016 - For the PNAS study, an international team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh analyzed a Chikungunya outbreak in ...
Chikungunya: 'Lazy mosquitoes' linked to more infections in women - Outbreak News Today
November 13, 2016 - ... around the home, with women significantly more likely to become ill, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.
Mosquito-borne diseases appear to be driven by infections in and around homes, research suggests - News-Medical.net
November 8, 2016 - ... around the home, with women significantly more likely to become ill, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.
Niyaz Ahmed appointed Senior Director, ICDDR'B at Dhaka - Hindu Business Line
November 5, 2016 - Niyaz Ahmed, a noted biotechnologist, has been appointed Senior Director, Laboratory Sciences and Services Division, at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka in Bangladesh. At present the Head of the Department of ...
ACC to investigate ICDDRB irregularities - Dhaka Tribune
October 3, 2016 - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has initiated an inquiry into the alleged lease of 40,500 sq-ft of official space of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB) to Brac for 49 years for Tk1 per year. The anti ...
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh research articles from Innovation Toronto
- First real-life trial finds oral cholera vaccine protects against endemic disease and could speed up global control efforts – July 9, 2015
The Latest Updated Research News: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh