Bangladesh

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B)

For more than 50 years, icddr,b has been conducting world class global health research on diseases related to malnutrition, food insecurity, chronic exposure to enteric infections, and nutrition‐related NCDs. Research conducted by the icddr,b Center for Nutrition & Clinical Services, led by Dr. T. Ahmed, addresses all of these issues with studies spanning discovery science, novel intervention development, and delivery and implementation research. Icddr,b has laboratory facilities, established community‐based research sites, and clinical care facilities. UCD and icddr,b have had a long history of collaboration on research and training. For the past 17 years, they have maintained a PhD fellowship supported by FIC, which has supported nine doctoral trainees from Bangladesh, including two GloCal postdocs and one GloCal predoctoral student. UCD and icdrr,b currently work together on multiple research projects, including: 1) WASH Benefits Project; 2) The Rang‐Din Nutrition study; 3) the RINEW project; 4) Efficacy of newborn vitamin A supplementation on improving immune function; 5) Efficacy of vitamin B12 supplementation during pregnancy on infant outcomes; and 6) Novel isotope dilution technique to assess vitamin A status and hyperviatminosis A. Icddr,b’s Executive Director, Dr. John Clemens, is UCLA faculty, providing additional collaborative opportunities for GloCal. Icddr,b will continue as a site focused on malnutrition and related conditions.

Site contact: Abdur Rahman Patwary