Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh (CIPRB) is a Legal NGO in Bangladesh, registered with Bangladesh NGO Bureau and Society act XXI of 1860. Since inception the Center has been engaged with innovation and good practice in the area of health and development. Research, training and program implantation are the major areas of interest of this organization. Prevention of Injuries through Social Intervention and Education (PRECISE) is a unique invention of CIPRB in the field of Injury prevention. The Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) was founded in 2005 in order to combat and prevent mortality and morbidity caused by injury and promotes quality of life. The origin of CIPRB can be traced back to the ground breaking, nation-wide community based inquiry called the Bangladesh Health and Injury Survey (BHIS) in 2005. The BHIS revealed that as traditional causes of child death – communicable and non-communicable diseases – has declined; the issue of child injury has emerged as a major health and severely under-recognized issue. The findings showed that every year in Bangladesh 30,000 children die, 13,000 children become permanently disabled and one million children suffer from illness as a result of preventable injury. Injuries alone account for 38 percent of all classifiable deaths in children aged 1-17 and injury-related mortality increases as children get older. The BHIS survey identified lack of supervision, lack of information, a hazardous environment and traditional views of treating injury as 'God’s will' as the key factors behind child mortality and morbidity by injury in Bangladesh. However it is evident from developed countries that injuries can be prevented through proper interventions and awareness. In order to combat child mortality caused by injury, the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) was founded.
CIPRB envisions a safe and injury-free community in low-income countries including Bangladesh.
The mission of CIPRB is to prevent injuries by providing relevant information, methods and technologies. The guiding principles are conducting quality research, designing, implementing and evaluating interventions, disseminating information and developing human resources.
The goal of the centre is to reduce injury morbidity, mortality and disability.
We believe injury is predictable and preventable
We believe research is the gateway to injury prevention activities
We believe effective implementation of mission requires skilled human resources and interdisciplinary collaboration
We believe our work can have national, regional and international influence
Human resource development
Advocacy and communication
Providing essential services
Networking and collaboration
Center for Injury Prevention and Research
RTI Research Centre
Burn Prevention and Research Centre
International Drowning Research Centre-Bangladesh (IDRC-B)
Division of Public Health Sciences
Centre for quality improvement in health
NCD research centre
Statistics and Demographic Unit
Division of Reproductive and Child Health
Division of Finance and Administration
Division of Training and Education
Office of the Executive Director
• Monitoring and evaluation Unit
• Unit of Communication, Fund raising and External affairs