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.