• 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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Recent Publication from PubMed

  1. Rashid, H, Ma, E, Ferdous, F, Ekström, EC, Wagatsuma, Y. First-trimester fetal growth restriction and the occurrence of miscarriage in rural Bangladesh: A prospective cohort study. PLoS ONE. 2017;12 (7):e0181967. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181967. PubMed PMID:28732073 .
  2. Naila, N, Nahar, B, Lazarus, M, Ritter, G, Hossain, M, Mahfuz, M et al.. "Those who care much, understand much." Maternal perceptions of children's appetite: Perspectives from urban and rural caregivers of diverse parenting experience in Bangladesh. Matern Child Nutr. 2017; :. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12473. PubMed PMID:28730705 .
  3. Bi, Q, Ferreras, E, Pezzoli, L, Legros, D, Ivers, LC, Date, K et al.. Protection against cholera from killed whole-cell oral cholera vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30359-6. PubMed PMID:28729167 .
  4. Khanal, S, Bohara, R, Chacko, S, Sharifuzzaman, M, Shamsuzzaman, M, Goodson, JL et al.. Progress Toward Measles Elimination - Bangladesh, 2000-2016. MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 2017;66 (28):753-757. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6628a3. PubMed PMID:28727678 .
  5. Mridha, MK, Matias, SL, Paul, RR, Hussain, S, Sarker, M, Hossain, M et al.. Prenatal Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Do Not Affect Pregnancy or Childbirth Complications or Cesarean Delivery in Bangladesh: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial. J. Nutr. 2017; :. doi: 10.3945/jn.117.248880. PubMed PMID:28724657 .

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Recent Activities

Apr 24

Talk Show on NCDs

EU supported SHARE Project has reached another milestone of using mass media in bridging the gap between research evidence and health policymaking. We have organized the first health talk show under SHARE Project. Broadcast on DESH TV.
In this talk show, Dr. Iqbal will appear on screen with expert talks on ..Read more

Apr 04

International Conference on Data for Decision in Health ended with reaffirmed commitment for health data collaboration

In response to the increasing demand for reliable and timely data in the health sector, countries are seeking to leverage investments, technologies, and partnerships to advance their information systems. Accountability, including performance measurement and resource tracking, compels the participation of both citizens and government, empowering both to take responsibility for ..Read more