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Improving case detection of tuberculosis among children in Bangladesh: lessons learned through an implementation research

According to the Bangladesh National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP), the proportion of childhood tuberculosis (TB) among all reported cases is only 3%. This is considerably lower compared to other high-burden countries. One of our previous studies identified substantial gaps at the primary care level related to capacity of service providers, supply of required logistics and community awareness about childhood TB. Therefore, we conducted an implementation study with the objectives to address those gaps.

Lessons Learned on Adoption of Clean Cooking: Webinar

Lessons on Adoption of Clean Cooking: Emerging Evidence


November 17, 2021

Dr. Nafisa Lira

Assistant Scientist
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Nafisa Lira is the Principal Investigator for a TRAction study exploring the effectiveness of a community-based intervention to address severe pre-eclampsia (SPE) and eclampsia cases.

Sayera Banu, PhD

Research Scientist
ICDDR,B Laboratory Sciences Division
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Banu is the Principal Investigator for a TRAction study exploring the effectiveness of an active screening strategy in prevention of tuberculosis transmission among prisoners.

Dr. Zeaur Rahim

Scientist and Head of the Tuberculosis Laboratory
ICDDR,B Centre for Communicable Diseases
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Rahim is the Principal Investigator for a TRAction study exploring the effectiveness of Gene Xpert technology to increase case detection of hard-to-detect Tuberculosis.

Dr. K. Zaman

Senior Scientist
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh

K. Zaman is the Principal Investigator for a TRAction project focused on improving the nutritional status of TB-positive patients in Bangladesh.

Patterns of maternal care seeking behaviours in rural Bangladesh

Seeking care from a basic or comprehensive facility in response to obstetric complications is a key behaviour promoted in safe motherhood programmes. This study examined definitions of care seeking for maternal health complications used by families in rural Bangladesh, and the frequency and determinants of locally-defined care seeking practices.

Sharing Tuberculosis study results in Bangladesh

TRAction Project works with partner International Centre for Diarrhoel Disease Research, Bangladesh (iccdr,b) to implement a range of implementation research studies focused on maternal, child health, family planning, nutrition and tuberculosis. iccdr,b is one of the world’s leading global health research institutes, committed to understanding and solving key public health challenges facing Bangladesh and other low and middle income countries.



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Landmark Beach Hotel and Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 30 November - 1 December 2021


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The  International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women kicked off the 1st International...


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