Updated Jul 09, 2020

icddr,b  Social Enterprise

icddr,b is uniquely placed to generate a better understanding of most pressing health problems facing Bangladesh and the global South, and to develop effective solutions to those problems.
https://www.icddrb.org/

About icddr,b

We aim to carry out high-quality research that addresses health priorities and ultimately influences policy and practice. To achieve these aims, our work is guided by a set of key principles: - Understanding local context: icddr,b is embedded within a developing country, and we are intimately familiar with health and health systems challenges in such settings. We understand the socio-economic and cultural determinants of health, as well as local health priorities. - Developing practical solutions: We use our local knowledge to develop and evaluate interventions specifically designed to work in resource-poor settings. - Generating evidence to support wider use: We emphasise rigorous testing and scalability, to generate evidence relevant not only to Bangladesh but also to other low- and middle-income countries. - Focusing on translation: We are committed to translating research into policy and practice. We have vast experience of disseminating and translating scientific evidence for use by policy-makers, programme managers and the scientific community. - Networking globally: Our researchers are extensively networkedwith leading research institutions in North America, Europe and Australasia. We also contribute to many regional networks. - Building an infrastructure for world-class research: We are committed to maintaining research platforms enabling us to undertake a full spectrum of research. Our work spans population-based studies and demographic surveillance, large-scale clinical trials, hospital-based clinical studies, social science, and laboratory research. - Liaising with Government: We work in close collaboration with the Government
 of Bangladesh. We generate evidence to inform policy development and implementation, and evaluate health service delivery.
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Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, we are committed to solving public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries through innovative scientific research – including laboratory-based, clinical, epidemiological and health systems research. By developing, testing and assessing the implementation of interventions specifically designed for resource-poor settings, we aim to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the world’s poorest nations. For more than 50 years, we have been carrying out high-quality research and promoting the uptake of evidence-based interventions. Our initial focus was on diarrhoeal disease, but we now study multiple infectious diseases, other threats to public health, and methods of healthcare delivery. Our work has had a profound impact on health policy and practice both locally and globally – and this remains our key objective for the future.
Type
Social Enterprise
Where We Work
Low and Middle Income Countries
Focus Areas
Health