About icddr,b

icddr,b is an independent, non-profit health research institution dedicated to improving the lives of people living in poverty in its host country Bangladesh and globally. Through the generation of knowledge, and translation of research into treatment, training and policy advocacy, icddr,b addresses some of the most critical health concerns facing the world today. icddr,b aims to harness the power of high-quality research to address the health problems of Bangladesh, the region and the developing world more generally.

For more than 50 years, icddr,b has been a beacon of high-quality research in South Asia. It has led research that has saved millions of lives (see timeline/box). From its origins as a centre specializing in diarrhoeal diseases, it is now an internationally recognized centre of excellence across a wide range of conditions.

If you would like to know more about icddr,b, please visit http://www.icddrb.org