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.
Our 2019-2022 Plan is an evolution of our achievements as we continue to align and encourage implementation of research to address the world’s most pressing public health challenges, guided by the Sustainable Development Goals:
- Maintain a Focused Research Strategy
- Develop and Promote Use of Innovations for Bangladesh and the global South
- Clinical and Humanitarian Services and Response
- Invest in our Research Platforms and Field Sites
- Increase the Visibility and Impact of Our Research Evidence
- Invest in Our People