Project profile — Institutional Support to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh-III



Overview 

CA-3-A034963001
$19,767,347
icddr,b (47053)
2012-03-27 - 2017-06-30
Closed
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Bangladesh (100.00%)

Sector 

• Health, General: Medical research (12182) (20.00%)
• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
Basic nutrition (12240) (5.00%)
Infectious disease control (12250) (20.00%)
Health education (12261) (5.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (7.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (5.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (13.00%)
Family planning (13030) (5.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

This contribution represents Canada’s long-term institutional support to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), a non-profit international health research, service, and training institution. icddr,b uses these funds, along with other donors’ funding, to achieve its mandate. icddr,b’s mandate is to provide free, high quality health care for the poor in Bangladesh, including maternal and child health services and treatment for diarrhoeal and other diseases. It also supports research that is designed to generate the data needed to develop policies and practices to address significant health challenges in Bangladesh and other countries. Canada’s support to icddr,b contributes to ensuring that icddr,b is providing effective, evidence-based, gender-responsive health care and health education services for the poor. It also ensures that the icddr,b can continue to conduct important health research that translates into policies that can help to improve the health and reduce poverty levels of Bangladeshis. Canada’s institutional support is also helping to strengthen the management systems and improve the sustainability of the Centre.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of knowledge generated by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) on public health policies and practices, particularly those addressing public health challenges faced by the poor and vulnerable; (2) more effective, evidence-based, gender-responsive health care and health education provided by icddr,b hospitals and allied research-linked treatment facilities to the women, men, girls and boys of Bangladesh; and (3) improved management and sustainability of icddr,b.

Results achieved 

Results achieved by icddr,b with the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors as of May 2014 include: (1) treating 389,258 patients (55% under the age of five) at icddr,b's three hospitals; (2) providing health services to 203,792 people at three sub-centres, 41 fixed site clinics and two community-operated diarrhoea treatment centres in Matlab; (3) averting 108,822 deaths (according to icdrr,b estimates); (4) contributing to a landmark analysis of the global burden of severe acute lower respiratory tract infections in young children, resulting in Bangladesh being chosen as one of two sites to pilot a project to determine the incidence and prevalence of pneumonia, diarrhoea and fever in children under five; (5) publishing a national survey on child marriage in Bangladesh, showing alarmingly high levels of child marriage in Bangladesh (64% of women aged 20 to 24 were married before their 18th birthdays), and conducting further research on the roots of the practice; and (6) developing a package of measures proven to significantly reduce maternal deaths before, during and after childbirth, and working closely with the government to ensure that the Bangladesh national health system adopts this approach. These have contributed to ensuring that people have access to free, high quality health care in Bangladesh, including maternal, newborn and child health services and treatment for diarrhoeal and other diseases, and to developing policies and practices to address significant health challenges in Bangladesh and other countries.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $232,653
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral, core contributions to NGOs and other private bodies / PPPs
Type of aid Core support to NGOs, other private bodies, PPPs and research institutes
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