Local Instititutions

Centre for Medical Biotechnology (CMBT)

The Centre for Medical Biotechnology (CMBT) operates under the Directorate General of Health Services and focuses on progressing scientific issues related to the implementation of the Government of Bangladesh’s policy initiatives supporting rapid deployment of medical biotechnology to confront health, nutrition and livelihood challenges.

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

icddr,b is an international health research organization dedicated to saving lives through translation of research into treatment, training and policy advocacy by addresses some of the most critical health concerns facing the world today.

Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR)

IEDCR was established in 1976 in Dhaka, Bangladesh for conducting research on epidemiological and communicable diseases as well as addressing issues related to the control of disease.


Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID)

BITID  was set up in order to tackle tropical infectious diseases through research and capacity development. BITID, located in Chittagong, is also the site for the Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratory. This state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to research, training and biological analysis, focused on tuberculosis, respiratory and enteric infections, and is part of a network of 7 Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratories located worldwide.


Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Bangladesh (BSMMU)

BSMMU is the premier postgraduate medical institution in Bangladesh. It traces its beginnings to the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Research (IPGMR) which was established in December 1965. In the year 1998 the Government of Bangladesh converted IPGMR into a medical university for expanding the facilities for higher medical education and research in the country. It has a reputation for providing high quality postgraduate education in different specialties. BSMMU also plays an important role in promoting research activities in various disciplines. Since its inception, the university has also been delivering general and specialized clinical services as a tertiary level healthcare centre.


Dhaka Shishu Hospital

Dhaka Shishu Hospital is a hospital that focuses on the treatment of sick children. It is an autonomous institution and is run by a management board formed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Its aims and objectives include healthcare for poor children, maintenance of a clinic for immunization of children, education of mothers in feeding and elementary hygiene, motivation of parents for family planning, promotion of research in child heath, and training of doctors, nurses and paramedics.


Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH)

DMCH, established in 1946, has played a pioneering role in the delivery of medical education in Bangladesh. The hospital provides affordable health care to a large number of patients through its outdoor, indoor and emergency facilities.



International Institutions

Fondation Mérieux

Established in 1967 by Dr. Charles Mérieux, Foundation Mérieux is an independent family foundation. It fights the infectious diseases that affect developing countries, and is currently active in a dozen countries and offers a specific model based on a long history of expertise in clinical biology and a comprehensive approach to public health issues. Its mission is to contribute to global health by strengthening local capacities of developing countries to reduce the impact of infectious diseases on vulnerable populations. Its action is based around four main priorities: (i) clinical biology laboratories, (ii) collaborative research programmes, (iii) training and exchange of knowledge, and (iv) support to local initiatives. ideSHi is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Christophe Mérieux and his commitment to fighting infectious diseases worldwide.


GABRIEL (Global Approach to Biological Research on Infectious Epidemics in Low-income countries) is a research laboratory network covering several countries in Asian, Africa and Latin America. It also conducts pragmatic and concrete actions providing researchers in developing countries with the tools required to complete their own research projects: laboratory procedures, specific software, databases and biological samples, and mentoring and training programs. The GABRIEL laboratory network brings together Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratories, local reference laboratories, representatives of academic or private sector research, the hospital sector and universities.

Broad Institute

The Broad Institute, formerly the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, evolved from a decade of research collaborations among MIT and Harvard scientists. The institute conducts research in the areas of cancer, medical and population genetics, genome biology, chemical biology, metabolism, infectious diseases, psychiatric, genome sequencing and analysis. The institute aims to be collaborative and cross-disciplinary, and was formed as a result of initiatives by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, MIT, the Whitehead Institute, Harvard, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

MGH is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and is its original teaching hospital. Together they form an academic health science center. MGH reports it conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of over $750 million. Research centers cover many areas including AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer, human genetics, medical imaging, neurodegenerative disorders, regenerative medicine, transplantation biology and photomedicine.


Stanford University

Stanford University  is a private research university located in Stanford, California, and is one of the world’s leading educational institutions, with the top position in numerous rankings and measures in the United States. 

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