Thalassemia Project Resumes at ideSHi with Awareness and Free Screening Program at UMCH

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Thalassemia can be prevented – with this belief, ideSHi co-founder Dr. Syed Saleheen Qadri started the thalassemia awareness and free screening programs across Bangladesh. Since its inception in 2017, ideSHi has visited many higher-educational institutions to spread the word about thalassemia. Thalassemia is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. This means that this disease is not […]

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Studies with Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals in Cox’s Bazar

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A project titled “Fighting Covid-19 in Bangladeshi and Rohingya populations with endemic bacterial diarrhoea and antimicrobial resistance” is being conducted in parallel by ideSHi, IEDCR, icddr,b and University of Nottingham. The aim is to gather data from Bangladeshi and Rohingya COVID-19 patients on the severity of viral infection, pre-existing enteric bacterial infections, treatment, course of […]

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Circular for Global Health Fellow 2021 at ideSHi

Working for the Institute for developing Science and Health Initiatives (ideSHi) offers a unique opportunity to gain scientific experience and develop skills in the research sector. In collaboration with Jason B Harris and Regina C LaRocque laboratory from Mass General Hospital, USA, ideSHi has issued a circular for Global Health Fellow in Bangladesh tenable from 1st of September, […]

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“Global Health Fellowship” at ideSHi to strengthen capacity and create opportunities

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In honour of Dr. Jason B. Harris – a scientist, pediatrician, and father who has applied the tools of science to make children healthier in Bangladesh and around the world, ideSHi announced the “Global Health Fellowship”. The fellowship will support a candidate, who would not otherwise have such an opportunity, to work at ideSHi for one year. The […]

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How ideSHi is helping in the diagnosis of COVID-19

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As the COVID-19 pandemic puts an enormous strain on world public health infrastructures, public health professionals face a challenge unprecedented since the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. Scientists from around the globe has responded with openness and unparalleled speed, investigating the SARS-CoV-2 virus aiming at developing new diagnostic technologies, treatments, and tools for researchers. Researchers at […]

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Dr. Firdausi Qadri named for 22nd L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

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On occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO on 11 February 2020 announced the names of five winners for the 22nd L’Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science Awards. Dr. Firdausi Qadri, an eminent scientist, well known for leading the Mucosal Immunology and Vaccinology Unit of the Infectious Diseases […]

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South Asian Monitor reports rising risk of Thalassemia in Bangladesh and ideSHi’s role in fighting the risk


“While thalassaemia poses as a big health threat, Bangladesh remains unprepared to deal with the disorder. The government has declared that it will eliminate thalassaemia in the country within 10 years, yet it has no preparation in this regard whatsoever.  They have the slogan ‘No thalassaemia in Bangladesh by 2028’, which concerned persons see as […]

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