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Non-communicable diseases Research, Bangladesh (CNCDR,B)

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) namely diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, cancer and mental health have a serious impact on individuals and on society in general. Evidences suggest that NCDs are responsible for more than 75% of deaths worldwide and all age groups and all regions are affected by NCDs. In Bangladesh, it appears from a survey, 99% of the population has at least one NCDs risk factor. The Health Bulletin 2015 described the dominance of non-communicable diseases among the causes of death in all three categories of hospitals (Upazila level, District level, and Medical college level) in Bangladesh indicating the enormous social and economic toll of NCDs which calls for an immediate and a comprehensive response emphasizing prevention of diseases and promotion of health.  It is noteworthy that the modifiable risk factors for NCDs are categorized into two groups: the primary risk factors- unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, alcohol and tobacco; and the intermediate risk factors- overweight, raised blood pressure, raised total cholesterol levels and raised blood glucose.


In the above context, the Centre for Non Communicable Diseases Research, Bangladesh (CNCDR,B) under the umbrella of faith Bangladesh will take a comprehensive approach to reduce the risks associated with NCDs as well as promote the interventions to prevent and control them. The NCD Research Centre (CNCDR,B) will help to create healthy public policies that promote NCDs prevention and reorient health systems to address the needs of people with such diseases. Drawing on the wide range of expertise the Centre will help establish a truly collaborative (local, regional and global) initiative for research, prevention and control of NCDs. The Centre will foster collaboration and communication between NCDs researchers, across a range of settings and disciplines, both within and outside of the Bangladesh.


The Centre will facilitate multi-disciplinary initiatives including experts from different fields and partners worldwide to reduce diseases and injuries by identifying and addressing the risk factors that contribute to NCDs and injuries. The Centre will foster and facilitate achieving the following vision, mission, goal and objectives.


A group of researcher under this centre are promoting and conducting high quality interdisciplinary research, programme about disability. We are adopting newer techniques to improve care for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) which are not currently available in our country but found effective elsewhere. Apart from this, we are working on utilizing intellectuals of the people with autism to bring productivity and contribution to national economy.

Universal Health Coverage

“Universal health coverage is the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer”

Dr Margaret Chan, Address to the Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly, May 2012


Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has been recommended by international bodies like, World Health organization and also been adapted by a number of low- and middle income countries (LMICS) as a strong mechanism for facilitating quality comprehensive healthcare for all people at an affordable cost. While Bangladesh appreciates the idea of UHC, only few steps have been taken in this regard. A common understanding about UHC is important to develop among research and academic community, civil society, operational partners (Public, private and NGOs) for working together for achieving universal health coverage.


Through research, advocacy, networking and partnership, and capacity building, faith Bangladesh nurtures innovation on how to redress inequities in health and promote UHC in Bangladesh. Our focus is on health economics, health system management and their implications in establishing UHC. We encourage public, private and NGO sectors cooperation to optimize impact while fostering equity and innovation in health system research. faith Bangladesh is uniquely positioned to interact with the leaders and policy makers in the health sector and related sectors as well as with the community people.


faith Bangladesh, has embarked on collaboration and joint learning to promote UHC. Alongside working with group of advisors from academia, civil society, and the public and private sectors we explore several critical dimensions of the move towards universal health coverage including the key governance challenges at the interface of the health economy, health system management and the drive towards achieving UHC.


We contribute to expand UHC by generating essential evidence and guide the policies and programs to implement reforms for attaining UHC goal, and facilitate effective monitoring and evaluation. faith Bangladesh is dedicated to conduct advocacy and dialogue among multi-disciplinary stakeholders, and training activities to promote UHC in Bangladesh.



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DECLARATION FOR APPLICANTS (* Required) I/We agree to abide by the guidelines and policies of faith Bangladesh as outlined above. Management reserves all rights to take any corrective decisions. It is understood that violations of any faith Bangladesh code of conduct ( ) may result the discontinuation of internship.