• 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. Kim, KH, Kabir, E, Jahan, SA. Airborne bioaerosols and their impact on human health. J Environ Sci (China). 2018;67 :23-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jes.2017.08.027. PubMed PMID:29778157 .
  2. Steege, R, Taegtmeyer, M, McCollum, R, Hawkins, K, Ormel, H, Kok, M et al.. How do gender relations affect the working lives of close to community health service providers? Empirical research, a review and conceptual framework. Soc Sci Med. 2018;209 :1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.002. PubMed PMID:29777956 .
  3. Talukder, AK, Rashid, MB, Yousef, MS, Kusama, K, Shimizu, T, Shimada, M et al.. Oviduct epithelium induces interferon-tau in bovine Day-4 embryos, which generates an anti-inflammatory response in immune cells. Sci Rep. 2018;8 (1):7850. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-26224-8. PubMed PMID:29777205 .
  4. Hossain, MM, Khatun, MA, Haque, MN, Bari, MA, Alam, MF, Mandal, A et al.. Silicon alleviates arsenic-induced toxicity in wheat through vacuolar sequestration and ROS scavenging. Int J Phytoremediation. 2018;20 (8):796-804. doi: 10.1080/15226514.2018.1425669. PubMed PMID:29775096 .
  5. Kim, D, Zhang, Y, Lee, CK. Understanding needs and barriers to using geospatial tools for public health policymaking in China. Geospat Health. 2018;13 (1):594. doi: 10.4081/gh.2018.594. PubMed PMID:29772879 .

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Recent Activities

Mar 20

Journalist Orientation Training

European Union supported SHARE (Strengthening Health, Applying Research Evidence ) project of icddr,b in collaboration with the Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB), organized an orientation training programme which presented journalists with an opportunity to sharpen their expertise and efficiency on mainstreaming evidence-informed health reporting. Around 25 national reporters on print, ..Read more

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