Established in 2017, the Centre aims to reduce mortality and complications related to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and malnutrition in Bangladesh through prevention, treatment and control. The Centre conducts research and works with the government of Bangladesh to develop guidelines for prevention, treatment and control, and perform evidence-based advocacy around NCDs and malnutrition. Research at the Centre includes identifying evidence-based practices in clinical and population settings, implementing health system research to optimise delivery of interventions, and conducting economic evaluation of novel and evidence-based interventions. Health care providers are trained on risk stratification for NCDs through prevention and management. The Centre also strengthens capacity of programme managers and policy makers on evidence-based policy and interventions for prevention and control. To further promote and advocate for the prevention, treatment and control of NCDs and malnutrition, and encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles, the Centre also develops communication materials based on their research.
FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION SURVEILLANCE-NATIONAL NUTRITION SERVICES (FSNS-NNS)
Objective: To report and assess food security of the rural and urban households and nutritional situation of women, children, adolescent boys and girls, adult males and geriatric population.
Timeline: April 2018 - December 2019
Donor: National Nutrition Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Partner: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATED NUTRITION MESSAGES FOR SCHOOLS
Objective: The study aims to develop integrated nutrition messages for school children, (pre-primary to grade 10) using the cover pages of the school textbooks.
Timeline: August 2020 - December 2020
Donor: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
TRAINING AND DIGITAL CARE COORDINATION FOR IMPROVED PREVENTION OF TYPE 2 DIABETES AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE BY PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TEAMS IN BANGLADESH
Objective: A mixed-method study to develop and evaluate digital platforms for training and care-coordination by the primary health care team in Bangladesh; and to improve prevention and control of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and Cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Timeline: September 2019 - September 2021
Donor: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UK.
Partners: Imperial College London, UK; Non-Communicable Disease Control, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; BRAC.