OUR GOAL

Health Status Improved

OUR OBJECTIVE

Increased use of evidence-based research and policy analysis for health planning and decision making

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Findings of the Bangladesh Adolescent Health and Wellbeing survey 2019-20 has recently been disseminated through a national seminar where Mr Md Zahid Maleque, MP, hon’ble minister of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare attended as the Chief Guest. Ms Shahan Ara Banu, ndc, Director General, Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP); Dr. Nasima Sultana, ndc, Additional Director General, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS); and Mr Xerses Sidhwa, Director, Office of Population Health and Nutrition, USAID/Bangladesh attended as Special Guests. Dr Tahmeed Ahmed, Executive Director, icddr,b attended the event as Guest of Honor.
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USAID supported Research for Decision Makers (RDM) activity of icddr,b and Data for Impact (D4I) combinedly organized a Storytelling with Data session with health journalists on newborn deaths caused from prematured birth and low birth weight (LBW). Professor Mohammad Shahidullah, Chairman, National Technical Working Committee Neonatal Health; and Dr Sayed Rubayet, Country Director, Ipas Bangladesh attended the session as technical experts. Dr Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Associate Scientist of icddr,b made the keynote presentation. The session was chaired by Dr Shams El Arifeen, Senior Director, Maternal & Child Health Division (MCHD) of icddr,b. Fourteen health reporters from eminent media houses attended the session. Dr. Kanta Jamil, Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Research, USAID/Bangladesh also attended the event. Speakers discussed about the prematurity and LBW burden in Bangladesh, innovations and interventions to reduce the burden and importance of bringing positive changes in the mindset of the care seekers to prevent these unwanted deaths. The event has received wide coverage in national media outlets.
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Marking World Pneumonia Day 2020, USAID's RDM activity with Data for Impact (D4I) organized an evidence sharing session on childhood pneumonia situation of the country with Bangladesh Health Reporters' Forum. Eminent scientists Prof. Dr. Samir Kumar Saha, Prof. Dr. Md. Ruhul Amin, Shams El Arifeen, Dr. Mohammad Jobayer Chisti attended the session along with 12 journalists from the leading media houses of the country.
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icddr,b, Bangladesh Perinatal Society (BPS), Bangladesh Neonatal Forum (BNF), and Department of Neonatology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), with support from USAID’s Research for Decision Makers (RDM) Activity, jointly organized a three-day workshop on ‘Capacity Development Workshop of Health Professional on Data Analysis and Thesis Writing’ between September 26-28, 2020. The training workshop was facilitated by the team of Maternal and Child Health Division (MCHD), icddr,b and BSMMU. About 15 medical professionals from the prominent medical institutions attended this workshop.
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On August 26, 2020, RDM project of icddr,b organized a findings dissemination seminar (virtual) on the evaluation of the Pilot Shasthyo Surokhsha Karmasuchi (SSK) Project. The study revealed that almost 42% people receiving healthcare under the SSK interventions do not live below poverty line though the project’s objective is to make health care accessible for people living below poverty line. Mr. Xerses Sidhwa, Office Director, Office of Population, Health, Nutrition and Education, USAID Bangladesh and Dr. Mohd. Shahadt Hossain Mahmud, DG (Additional Secretary), Health Economics Unit, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare attended the event. The study conducted in Tangail district followed a mixed method approach and came up with some intriguing findings which will be made available soon.
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RDM Project of icddr,b organized the first piloting of the “Short Course on Implementation Research” from 16 to 20 February 2020. The main objective of this course was to provide participants with an understanding of the basic concepts of implementation research and enhance their capacity to interpret and use the research findings in the program. This course was attended by fifteen program managers and implementers from the government and non-government sectors.
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An inception Meeting on NCD Management Model (PEN-Model) in Primary Healthcare Settings was held on September 11, 2019 at CIRDAP convention hall, Dhaka. The meeting was attended by all relevant stakeholders and honorable secretary of health services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Md. Ashadul Islam was present as the chief guest.
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Sensitization meeting on NCD eMIS system for identification, screening, diagnosis and management of maternal hypertension and diabetes and hypertension and diabetes in “at risk population’’ in Baraigram, Natore was held on May 06, 2019
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A Consultative Workshop on non communicable disease-eMIS system was held at Kotchadpur Upazilla Health Complex, Jhenaidah on December 12, 2019. The workshop was attended by honorable ex- health secretary, Md. Ashadul Islam. After the workshop, he visited the NCD corner to observe the NCD-eMIS system
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Mr. Xerses Sidhwa, Director, Office of Population, Health, Nutrition and Education (OPHNE) USAID, Bangladesh and his entourage visited icddr,b on 4 February 2020. They met the Senior Leadership Team of icddr,b and the USAID-funded RDM project representatives. They also toured several areas of Dhaka Hospital.
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A national dissemination was held on March 8, 2020 to communicate the methodology and findings of identifying newborn signal functions to assess the service availability and readiness of public health facilities in Bangladesh as it pertains to providing healthcare services to newborns. A total of 20 signal functions were identified, of them nine are primary, 13 are basic, 18 are comprehensive and 20 are advanced. Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad, Director General, Directorate General of Health Services was the Chair of the session.
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