• 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?


This resources section intends to facilitate access to the latest research but also support those carrying out their own cutting ...
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Policy Brief

Policy briefs are intended to summarise highly technical information in a concise manner. They are aimed at policymakers and policy ...
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Research Guide

The pages in this section aim to support your own research activities. Among other information, you will find tools to ...
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eLibrary is one of the most comprehensive collections of books, journals, articles and e-resources. Many of these will be accessible ...
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Recent Publication from PubMed

  1. Cortes, MC, Cauchemez, S, Lefrancq, N, Luby, SP, Hossain, MJ, Sazzad, HMS et al.. Characterization of the spatial and temporal distribution of Nipah virus spillover events in Bangladesh 2007 - 2013. J. Infect. Dis. 2018; :. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy015. PubMed PMID:29351657 .
  2. Fang, D, Sun, R, Wilson, JR. Joint modeling of correlated binary outcomes: The case of contraceptive use and HIV knowledge in Bangladesh. PLoS ONE. 2018;13 (1):e0190917. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190917. PubMed PMID:29351328 .
  3. Rahman, M, Curtis, SL, Chakraborty, N, Jamil, K. Women's television watching and reproductive health behavior in Bangladesh. SSM Popul Health. 2017;3 :525-533. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.06.001. PubMed PMID:29349243 PubMed Central PMC5769033.
  4. Heysell, SK, Ahmed, S, Rahman, MT, Akhanda, MW, Gleason, AT, Ebers, A et al.. Hearing loss with Kanamycin treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Bangladesh. Eur. Respir. J. 2018; :. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01778-2017. PubMed PMID:29348152 .
  5. Nesar, S, Shoaib, MH, Rafiq, K, Rahim, N, Muhammad, IN, Iffat, W et al.. Prescribing pattern of angiotensin receptor blocker: A study of errors and drug-drug interactions. Pak J Pharm Sci. 2018;31 (1):113-117. . PubMed PMID:29348092 .

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Recent Activities

Oct 13

2nd Cafe Scientifique on Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Bangladesh. According to WHO report- out of 14,900 annual case detection of breast cancer in Bangladesh, about 7200 women die each year. European Union supported SHARE (Strengthening Health, Applying Research Evidence) project of icddr,b organized its 2nd ‘Café Scientifique’ on ..Read more

Sep 26

Strengthening HMIS using DHIS2 a three-day workshop in Jessore

Training details:

The use of DHIS2

Key Objective
Capacity Building of health managers and other relevant personnel on DHIS2 and the use of data.

Date and time
September 26-28, 2017; 9.00am -5.00pm

Brac Learning Center, Jessore

IT  focal person from UHC and district, UH&FPO, Statistician(1) from UHC and district, Nurse/Midwives from UHC, Deputy Civil Surgeon, Senior health ..Read more