Research

Background:

As well as developing injury prevention programmes the CIPRB conducts world class research. CIPRB collaborates with distinguished researchers, institutions and development organizations to address one of the most under acknowledged public health issues facing the world today.

Our research objectives are to;

  • Provide better insight regarding the issues related to injuries
  • Provide a better understanding of the magnitude of injuries
  • Discover effective prevention techniques and tools
  • Assess the impact of different injury prevention interventions
  • Contribute to achieving the MDGs through reducing mortality and morbidity and developing realistic and cost-effective solutions

Methods of research

1)      Field Laboratory

For new research, programme innovation and related activities the CIPRB utilises its field laboratory situated at Raiganj in the Sirajganj district. The CIPRB constructed the laboratory which has helped developed effective links with local institutions and the community. The laboratory serves a population of 135,000 providing a unique health, demographic and injury surveillance system.

Raiganj has a population of 317,666 and has 9 Unions/Wards, 187 Mauzas/Mahallas, 267 villages and 77,198 households. The total area of Raiganj is 259.74 sq. km (100.28 miles) and a literacy rate of 38.15%.

2)      Surveillance

Since CIPRB’s inception it has conducted injury surveillance (from 2005 to 2010) in five unions namely Dhubil, Ghurka, Brammagachha, Chandaikona and Dhangara at Raiganj upazila of Sirajganj district covering 43,729 households under the Prevention of Child Injuries through Social-intervention and Education (PRECISE) project.

More recently, injury surveillance has continued with the support of the International Drowning Research Centre-Bangladesh (IDRC-B). From 2010, 5 data collectors and 1 supervisor have conducted injury surveillance in a total 31,334 households of 3 unions namely Brammagachha, Chandaikona and Dhangara at Raiganj upazila of Sirajganj district. The surveillance is conducted in every household at 6 month intervals and the information is collected on birth, death, marriage, migration and injury morbidity.

At present CIPRB is conducting research programs on Maternal and Newborn Health Care and on Nutrition.
Notable research activities conducted
Research programs
Designing and implementing Comprehensive Child Injury Program (PRECISE)
Infrastructure survey on Injuries
Household Risk and Hazards
Feasibility of rural swimming learning centre
Hospital based Child Injury Surveillance
Evaluation of quality assurance scheme in health care
Maternal and Neonatal Health Survey in Netrokona
Financial Empowerment and Violence Against Women
Community Based Postnatal Care Study
Community based rehabilitation of disabilities
Qualitative studies in New Neonatal questions in demographic health survey
Maternal and Peri-natal Death Review (MPDR)
Pilot Implementation of “Quality Improvement System in Maternal and Neonatal Health Services in Two Districts of Bangladesh
Baseline survey training, Life Saving Skills (LSS) for EmOC training and other activities under the project titled Making it Happen 2 (MiH2)