Research Focus

Bangladesh is experiencing the double burden of both communicable noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Despite remarkable success made in the health sector by managing communicable diseases, the issue of NCDs (such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, thalassemia, cancer) is largely ignored in Bangladesh. Since 2000, some emerging (e.g. COVID-19 pandemic) and neglected tropical diseases (Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika) have been challenging the existing healthcare system as well as impacting lives and livelihood worldwide. By addressing local problems, BRF aims to contribute to the global community. It focuses mostly on three areas of research:

1. Emerging and Neglected Diseases (END) 

    Head, Mohammad Sorowar Hossain, PhD

2. Digital Health and informatics (DHI)

    Head, Enayetur Raheem, PhD

3. Environmental Health and Climate Change