• RPCC will act as a useful repository for health policy documents

The Research to Policy Communication Cell (RPCC) within the  Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) is an online portal and repository of relevant evidence for tackling health problems in Bangladesh that was originally established as part of a Welcome Trust/WHO grant to icddr,b to enhance evidence-informed health policy making. The RPCC acts as a point of contact and communicator of high quality evidence for health policy decision-making between DGHS and the research community. Through RPCC- research evidence, knowledge of health issues and health interventions are disseminated in the form of policy briefs and full-length articles to both the public, research community and policy makers of Bangladesh.

This website aims to be a one-stop-shop of information for those interested in health research and health policy in Bangladesh. Hosted by the DGHS, this website pulls together health research evidence from academic publications, policy briefs, newspapers and other source

SHARE (Strengthening Health, Applying Research Evidence) project implemented by icddr,b is supporting the DGHS to strengthen RPCC. This is a capacity building initiative under the European Union’s ‘Supporting Public Health Institutes Programme’ (SPHIP) being implemented in eight countries including Bangladesh. 

Recent Document
  • Willingness-to-Pay for Community-Based Health Insurance among Informal Workers in Urban Bangladesh.
  • Community skilled birth attandants Do They Make a Difference in the Community?


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Policy Brief

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Research Guide

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Recent Publication from PubMed

  1. Takashima, N, Ohkubo, T, Miura, K, Okayama, A, Okuda, N, Nakagawa, H et al.. Factors associated with intra-individual visit-to-visit variability of blood pressure in four countries: the INTERMAP study. J Hum Hypertens. 2018; :. doi: 10.1038/s41371-018-0129-z. PubMed PMID:30420643 .
  2. Uchiyama, R, Kupkova, K, Shetty, SJ, Linford, AS, Pray-Grant, MG, Wagar, LE et al.. Histone H3 lysine 4 methylation signature associated with human undernutrition. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2018; :. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1722125115. PubMed PMID:30420518 .
  3. Pecenka, C, Debellut, F, Bar-Zeev, N, Anwari, P, Nonvignon, J, Shamsuzzaman, M et al.. Re-evaluating the cost and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Bangladesh, Ghana, and Malawi: A comparison of three rotavirus vaccines. Vaccine. 2018;36 (49):7472-7478. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.10.068. PubMed PMID:30420039 .
  4. Godói, IP, da Silva, LVD, Sarker, AR, Megiddo, I, Morton, A, Godman, B et al.. Economic and epidemiological impact of dengue illness over sixteen years from a public health system perspective in Brazil to inform future health policies including the adoption of a dengue vaccine. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2018; :. doi: 10.1080/14760584.2018.1546581. PubMed PMID:30417706 .
  5. Datta, BK, Husain, MJ, Husain, MM, Kostova, D. Noncommunicable disease-attributable medical expenditures, household financial stress and impoverishment in Bangladesh. SSM Popul Health. 2018;6 :252-258. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.10.001. PubMed PMID:30417068 PubMed Central PMC6214871.

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Recent Activities

Sep 22

Health Policy Dialogue

the Health Policy Dialogue (HPD) – a think tank initiative in health sector of Bangladesh has organised its third policy dialogue with health professionals, policy makers, practitioners and representatives from government, NGOs and media at the CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka. The HPD was initiated in September 2017 by icddr,b’s ‘Strengthening Health, ..Read more

Sep 05

Views Exchange Session with Chougacha-Jhinadah Model Committee for Community Participation in Healthcare Services

On 5 September 2018, a ‘Views Exchange Session with Chougacha-Jhinadah Model Committee for Community Participation in Healthcare Services’ was held at the UHC, Chirirbandar, Dinajpur. The discussion was organized to involve local communities in program planning and execution to improve the health care system and to ensure improved health services ..Read more