CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND NUTRITION (CNCDN)
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.
Latest Research Projects
DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF AN UPAZILA-SPECIFIC MODEL OF ‘WHOLE-OF-GOVERNMENT’, AND ‘WHOLE-OF-SOCIETY’ APPROACHES FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN A SUB-DISTRICT OF BANGLADESH
Funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Planning, the Government of Bangladesh, this study aims to Identify government, non-government (NGO), and civil-society organizations (CSO) relevant to the prevention and control of NCDs, II. Define the roles and responsibilities of the government, NGO, and CSOs pertinent to the prevention and control of NCDs, III. Develop an Upazila-specific intervention model of ‘whole-of-government’ and ‘whole-of-society’ approach for NCD prevention and control, IV. Implement the Upazila-specific model and carry out a process documentation, V. Evaluate the Upazila-specific model with regard to NCD specific outcomes
IMPACT EVALUATION OF THE UNICEF MULTISECTOR INTEGRATED PROGRAM FOR IMPROVED NUTRITION IN URBAN SLUMS (Midline Assessment)
Funded by the Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), Germany,this study is designed to process evaluation of the “UNICEF Multisector Integrated Programme for Improved Nutrition in Urban Slums” located in the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) aims to provide evidence for the effectiveness of a comprehensive intervention package targeting the “first 1,000 days of life” of children living in urban slums. Hence, the goal of process evaluation is to examine how the programme was implemented (mechanisms, channels) and whether interventions were designed based on sound evidence and adequate needs assessment (relevance).
UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERNS AND DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH IN SOUTH ASIANS PEOPLE-SOUTH ASIA BIOBANK
Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), this study aims to strengthen NCD surveillance systems in Bangladesh by establishing 30 surveillance sites across the country and complete structured assessments on a representative sample of up to 30,000 Bangladeshi men and women aged 18+ years, living at the 30 surveillance sites using standardized approaches. It also aims to provide nationally representative data on the burden of T2D, CVD and their risk factors, and on the quality of care for these major NCDs to quantify needs, in Bangladeshi populations.