Consultative Meeting on National Guidelines for Clinical Management of Pandemic Influenza (H1N1)2009     

One Health Alliance of South Asia (OHASA) Steering committee meeting


The two days steering committee meeting of OHASA begins at IEDCR on 24.10.2011.Dr. Jon Epstein, Prof. Nitish Chandra Debnath, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Athar Khan, Dr. Mushtuq Hossain, Ms. Chia-Yi Hou, Dr. Syed. Md. Mursalin, Dr. Manish Kakkar, Dr. Thopsie Gopal, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Younus Rana and Prof. Abdul Ahad are in a discussion on formulating the future activities of OHASA. Besides the participants, Dr. A. K. Azad, Dr. ASM Alamgir, Dr. Selina and Dr. Raihan Sharif are present as observer.

The One Health perspective recognizes that the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems are linked and therefore requires experts from different health-related fields to work together to predict, prevent, and control zoonotic disease incidence. EcoHealth Alliance (formerly Wildlife Trust) is developing a network of scientists in addition to the scientists on staff to work on these issues. EcoHealth Alliance and OHASA are also reaching out to other organizations to increase inter-governmental and inter-organizational collaboration around the One Health initiative.


The 9th round of the serological surveillance of HIV in Bangladesh (2010-2011), supported by National AIDS/STD Progamme (NASP) is commenced through an inauguration workshop for training of field staff, of IEDCR and ICDDR,B on 27th December 2010 at IEDCR conference room at 9.00 am. The HIV serological surveillance will be conducted by IEDCR and ICDDR,B throughout the country under the NASP coordination. Prof. Mahmudur Rahman, Director, IEDCR, Dr. M. A. Waheed, Line Director, NASP, DGHS, Dr. Tasnim Azim, Senior Scientist, HIV/AIDS programme, ICDDR,B, Dr. Salil Panakadan, UCC, UNAIDS gave their valuable speech in this session. Prof. Be-Nazir Ahmed, Chief Scientific officer, IEDCR, Dr. Mahmud Hasan, Programme Manager, NASP, DGHS, Dr. Imtiaz Ashraf Chowdhury, Curator IEDCR, Dr. Shah Alam, Senior Manager, ICDDR,B, Dr. A.S.M. Alamgir, IEDCR, Md. Saifullah Sarker, Sr. Research Officer, Mrs. Mahmuda Khatun, Sr. scientific Officer, Mr. Ahmed Shahriar, Field Research Manager, ICDDR,B, Dr. Khondoker Mahbuba Jamil, IEDCR, Dr. Fahmida Khanam, IEDCR and many other IEDCR and ICDDR,B officials participated in this workshop.

Consultative Meeting on National Guidelines for Clinical Management of Pandemic Influenza (H1N1)2009


A Consultative Meeting on National Guidelines for Clinical Management of Pandemic Influenza H1N1-2009 was held on 6th October , 2009 at IEDCR.Medical Professionals ( Assistant. Professors, Associate Professors, Consultant, Professor) of different medical colleges and hopitals were in the meeting. Professor Dr. Mahmudur Rahman ( Director, IEDCR) and Professor Quazi Tarikul Islam (Professor of Medicine, Dhaka Medical COllege) and his team delivered lecture on National Guidelines for Clinical Management of Pandemic Influenza (H1N1)2009. From now all the medical professionals are requested to follow this guideline for treatment of Pndemic (H1N1) 2009 ( Swine Flu ) patients.

Dissemination Seminar on Acute Meningo-Encephalitis Surveillance


A dissemination seminar on Acute Meningo-Encephalitis Surveillance was held in May 27, 2009 at Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services, Director IPH, Director IEDCR, Head PIDVS ICDDR,B; Medical Officer WHO, Bangladesh was present in the seminar. This is a collaborative surveillance with IEDCR; IPH; Medical College Hospitals (3); WHO; ICDDR,B and CDC, Atlanta.