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20 Dec 2012 description

Dr. Azharul Islam Khan, head of the Diarrhoeal Diseases Unit at icddr,b’s Dhaka Hospital, has returned to Bangladesh after spending a week in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya, where he provided refresher training to 30 local clinicians caring for internally displaced people and refugees from neighbouring Somalia. From 6 to 15 December 2012, Dr. Khan oversaw the clinicians as they in turn trained community health workers on community-based diarrhoeal disease management.

17 May 2012 description

Two icddr,b doctors returned to Dhaka on Wednesday, 16 May, after spending two weeks in Kenya and Somalia training local health professionals how to prevent and treat cholera and other causes of acute water diarrhoea. Dr.PradipK. Bardhan, chief physician of icddr,b’sDhaka Hospital, and Dr.Azharul Islam, head of icddr,b’sDiarrhoeal Diseases Unit, conducted the training programmes in response to fears of new diarrhoeal disease outbreaks among internally displaced people and refugees due to recent heavy rainfall across the region.

27 Sep 2011 description

A team of experts from icddr,b’s Dhaka Hospital returned to Bangladesh on 21 September after spending more than 20 days managing cholera outbreaks in Northern Kenya and Somalia. The three-member team, comprised of two physicians and a nurse, left Dhaka on 1 September for the Somali refugee camps that have sprung up along the border with Kenya. On Sunday, 11 September, the team had travelled to Somalia to begin a 10-day training programme in the country’s beleaguered capital, Mogadishu.

21 Sep 2011 description

Rapid response teams will aid victims of epidemics worldwide

NEW YORK, NY – AmeriCares and icddr,b are joining forces to launch a Global Cholera Preparedness program in hopes of preventing thousands of unnecessary deaths over the next two years. Every year there are as many as 5 million estimated cholera cases worldwide and over 100,000 deaths from the waterborne disease, which spreads rapidly in areas with overcrowding and poor sanitation.

07 Sep 2011 description

A team of experts from icddr,b arrived in Kenya on September 1 to assist the international community in managing cholera outbreaks in neighbouring Somalia. Initially based in northern Kenya, the team hope to travel to Mogadishu later this week.

Present situation at Somalia