Since its inception in 2005 CIPRB has been engaged in innovations and good practices in the area of health and development. The origin of CIPRB can be traced back to the ground breaking, nationwide community based inquiry called the Bangladesh Health and Injury Survey 2005. The survey revealed that as traditional causes of child deaths communicable and non-communicable disease has declined: the issue of child injury has emerged as a major health and severely under-recognised issue. The CIPRB is the only centre in the developing world which is exclusively researching intervention measures to prevent injuries in Bangladesh and in countries with similar health and safety issues.
The CIPRB has now expanded its research and programmes to ensure better health and wellbeing for the most vulnerable – mothers and children.