Cost of medicine is the largest share of money spent for healthcare by people belonging to all walks of life in Bangladesh, indicates an icddr,b study.

Individuals belonging to lower socio-economic groups in Bangladesh are spending up to 16 percent of their monthly household income for healthcare.



C-sections greatest burden among childbirth expenses

C-section delivery cost is the greatest out-of-pocket (OOP) expense among all childbirth-related spending, especially for the less-wealthy people, suggests a recent icddr,b study.


Hepatitis B vaccines for children found effective in Bangladesh

The hepatitis B vaccine programme in Bangladesh was found highly effective in preventing chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among children, suggests a new icddr,b study.


How prepared are mothers for safe deliveries?

Three in every four mothers in Bangladesh’s hard-to-reach areas may not be well prepared for delivering their babies, indicates an icddr,b study.


Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: how icddr,b responded to emergencies

icddr,b played a key role to prevent disease outbreak among the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) seeking refuge in Bangladesh.


Health equities imperative for UHC in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, 4+ ANC services with ensured quality can bring underprivileged and marginalised groups under coverage that might facilitate achieving UHC.


Behaviour change intervention found effective in improving urban slum hygiene

Hygiene practice of shared toilets within urban slums have shown improvements due to behaviour change intervention coupled with sanitation support.


icddr,b responds to Yemen cholera outbreak

From war-torn Yemen, physicians and nurses arrive at icddr,b for hands-on training on tackling cholera outbreaks as hundreds of thousands of Yemeni people continue to face countrywide epidemic.


Government discusses health issues, Rohingya crisis with icddr,b

Honourable Health Minister from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) of Bangladesh Government visited icddr,b to discuss important health issues including health and wellbeing of the Rohingya people taking refuge in Bangladesh.