icddr,b – Institutional Support 2018-2022

Reporting Organization:International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr, b)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: July 27, 2018 - December 31, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr, b)

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 20,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Primary Health Care (29 %)

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (17 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (13 %)

Nutrition (7 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (6 %)

Health Promotion & Education (4 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Other (14 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (10 %)

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This grant represents Canada’s long-term institutional support to icddr,b, formerly known as the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh. icddr,b uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding to achieve its mandate. icddr,b’s mandate is to find low-cost innovative solutions to public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries through scientific research. icddr,b’s research and health services contribute to the well-being of women and girls in the area of disease prevention and control (including cholera vaccines administered to Rohingya refugees), sexual and reproductive health and rights, prevention and treatment of malnutrition, prevention of child marriage, and the first population-based research on gender-based violence in Bangladesh. As part of icddr,b’s ‘Core Donor Group’ (Canada, UK, Sweden), Canada’s funding is supporting the delivery of free health care, especially for women and children, and strengthening icddr,b’s operations through investment in research technologies, human resources development, and initiatives to improve icddr,b’s effectiveness, efficiency, and long-term viability.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Children, girls
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes as stated by icddr,b include; 1) improved evidence-based low-cost gender-responsive solutions for public health problems in Bangladesh and other resource-poor countries globally, including in the areas of maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition and education, and focusing on women and girls; 2) improved utilization of evidence-based low-cost gender-responsive health care services and education by vulnerable people in Bangladesh, particularly women and girls; and 3) strengthened management and sustainability of icddr,b as a global research centre.

Achieved Results

Results achieved by ICDDR,b through the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors in 2018 include: (1) 1,169 employees participated in 32 batches of diversity awareness training sessions (of which 55% were women); (2) 33 gender focal points were identified and trained, and awareness sessions within divisions and departments were held with gender focal points; (3) gender-sensitive training sessions for humanitarian services were developed for hospital-based care and treatment; (4) 105 nursing fellows were trained, 40 clinical fellows, 40-50 for infection control and 40-50 for breastfeeding counselling; and (5) over 1,200 humanitarian clinical and research service providers received gender-sensitive training.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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