Research & Training

IACIB has conducted a number of MS (Gynae), MD (Chest), M.S.S. (Sociology) thesis of different postgraduate students. The research by MS (Gynae) student was conducted on immunological causes of infertility by detecting anti-sperm antibody in semen and blood of husband and wife.

IACIB also conducted some research on filariasis, Leishmaniasis, tobacco control, HIV/AIDS & STD prevention, Alternative Medical Care Services among its different target group. The research felt to be continued.

IACIB has conducted a number base line survey and Intervention research studies as follows:

1. Basic Research & Survey:

=> KAP survey among service providers and service receivers on Mass drug Administration and Morbidity control.
=> Factors motivate or de motivates service providers and service receivers on Community Home Based Morbidity

Control Service.

=> A Different approach of Hydrocele surgery by eversion & excision.
=> Different method of IEC campaign for filariasis elimination acceptable to the community.
=> A study on different effective and sustainable approach for drug distribution strategy for filariasis elimination in rural areas of Bangladesh by public and private drug distributors.
=> Effective and sustainable strategy for Community Home Based Morbidity Control Service.

2. The list of intervention research is given below:

=> Alternative Medical Care Service in Bangladesh was conducted with support from Ministry of Science, Information & Communication Technology (MOSICT), GOB.
=> Pre-KAP survey & Post KAP survey after intervention among Rickshaw pullers on Tobacco consumption.
=> Pre-KAP survey & Post KAP survey after intervention among Rickshaw pullers and their wives on HIV/AIDS & STD Prevention.
=> Baseline survey on Soil Transmitted Helminthes (STH) among School Children, at Khagrachari & Syedpur followed by de-worming intervention.
=> Present situation of Asthma and Allergic disease among different groups of population.
=> Different allergens responsible for Asthma and Allergic disease among different groups of population and in different parts of the country with seasonal variation.
=> Alternative Medical Care Service in Bangladesh with support from Ministry of Science Information, Communication and Technology, GoB.
=> Homeopathic Medical Service delivery throught the Country with support from Directorate General of Health Service, GoB.
=> Nutritional Profile and other associated factors responsible for filariasis in Bangladesh with support from Directorate General of Health Service, GoB.
=> Pilot Study on Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases including Filariasis in Botlagari union under Syedpur upozila in Nilphamari district with support from Directorate General of Health Service, GoB.
=> Delay in Health seeking, diagnosis and treatment of positive pulmonary TB patients of some TB hospitals/clinics in selected Districts and its associated factors in some selected hospital in Dinajpur, Rangpur and Nilphamari district with support form Directorate General of Health Services, GoB.

3. completed research study (2008-2012)

=> A study on “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on STH” in Bangladesh was completed with support from Directorate General of Health Service, GoB in 2008-2009.
=>A “Study on prevalence of Kala-Azar in Bangladesh (Base Line Survey)” was completed in collaboration with ICDDR,B with support from Directorate General of Health Service, GOB.

kalaazor     Leishmaniasis (kala-azar) survey activities of 2009

=> A study was completed on “Morbidity Control of Filariasis by Twisting Torniquet Technique and other methods” in 2008-2010.
=> A study was completed on socio-economic study of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Filaria, STH, Kala-azar) in Bangladesh in 2008-2010.
=> A study was completed on epidemiology of filariasis and other Neglected Tropical Diseases (Malaria, STH, Kala-azar) in Bangladesh and its relation with social and environmental changes in 2009-2010.
=> Morbidity Control of Filariasis by Tourniquet Technique
=> Socio-economic study on Filariasis
=> Socio-economic study on Kala-azar
=> Socio-economic study on STH
=> KAP study on Rabies among general population
=> KAP study on Rabies among school children
=> An intervention study on Rabies control among school students in Dhaka
=> Animal Birth Control (ABC) among dog population for Rabies control is an Island
=> Study on presence of Rabies virus in the brain tissue of suspected rabid cattle & dog
=> Rabies antibody titre among patient receiving TCV
=> Study on whether patient continue 4 doses of ID TCV or not
=> Implementation of Rehabilitation Program for backyard poultry holders and mini farmers affected due to HPAI outbreak – for the “Strengthening of Support Services for Combating Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Bangladesh Project.
=> Measuring the impact of LF related disabilities: The development of rapid assessment tools ( Jointly with James cook University , Australia )
=> ELISA for the diagnosis of Wuchereria bancrofti infection using urine samples and its application in Bangladesh ( Jointly with Aichi Medical University , Japan )
=> Collaborative research with CNTD, Liverpool , UK on morbidity control in Filariasis

4. Collaboration

IACIB has some collaboration with the following:
=> One research was completed titled “Measuring the impact of LF related disabilities: The development of rapid assessment tools” Jointly with James cook University, Australia. (One student from Australia is doing PhD under the research)
=> One research was completed titled “ELISA for the diagnosis of Wuchereria bancrofti infection using urine samples and its application in Bangladesh” Jointly with Aichi Medical University, Japan. (One student from Japan is doing PhD under the research)
=> Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Center for Excellence in Nutritional Genomics in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California , Davis USA and Institute of Allergy & Clinical Immunology of Bangladesh (IACIB) regarding Global Health Share Initiative (GHSI) has been signed in Nov 2010 for  future collaboration on oral rabies vaccine development and clinical trial.
=> One collaborative research was completed with CNTD, Liverpool, UK on morbidity control in Filariasis in Bangladesh.
=> One research was completed titled on morbidity control in filariasis and it’s relationship with occupation Jointly with Tsukuba University, Japan with IACIB. (One student from Japan is doing MPH under the research)
=> One research was completed on eco-health (climate change and health) with Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan with Professor Kazuhiko Moji as Team Leader.

Training:

Since its inception, IACIB conducts and organize various training program in home and abroad. Mainly from 2012 IACIB initiate different training courses with full facilities giving priority to need based assessment of participants. To give an overview of training program been portrayed below:

–          Training on Communicable and non communicable diseases with Govt., NGOs, Formal and informal leaders, RMPs etc.

–          Certificate Course on Cutting & Sewing

–          Certificate Course on Parts Making

–          Certificate Course on Bag Making

–          Certificate Course on Handicraft

–          Certificate Course on Dress Making & Tailoring

–          Certificate Course on sweater, knitwear & woven merchandising

–          Certificate Course on Quality Control in RMG

–          Capacity Building Training on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

–          Leadership Training

–          Training on Malaria Control

–          Training on Rabbis Control

–          BCC Orientation

–          Village doctor Orientation

–          Advocacy workshop

–          Training on Filariasis Control

–          Training on Physiotherapy

–          Training on Monitoring & Evaluation

–          Skill development training

–          Need based on job training