Eco Health Project:
IACIB has undertaken in 2012- 2013 (from Nov 2012 to March 2013 ) a pilot study titled “Beautiful Bangladesh Eco-health initiative” at Birulia Union under Savar Uapzila, where Filaria and General Hospital is located . This study was supported by Professor Kazuhiko MOJI, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature , Japan . The objective of the pilot initiative is to establish the project area as a model of Eco-Health for green and clean area of Beautiful Bangladesh. To get an idea and clear understanding regarding socio economic status of the pilot area, to measure existing knowledge, attitude and practice of the local community, environmental situation, quality of local services, vectors in the locality, other climate and health related issues a number of studies were under taken. These are GIS based survey and mapping, Base line survey and KAP study, Vector study, Bio-diversity , etc along with documentation of different activities. This is the first study on climate change and health in Bangladesh .
Automatic Weather Station (AWS) installed at Syedpur Filaria Hospital
The Automatic Weather Station (AWS) was installed on 21st April, 2011 at Filaria Hospital by Prof. Takashi Hayashi, Kyoto University , Japan . It was supported by Prof. Kazuhiko MOJI of Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan for research on climate change and NTDs . They will continue the data recording for 330 days from April 21st. As the Kalbaisaki (local name) or severe local thunder storm occurs frequently in the Northwestern part in Bangladesh , so the damage by thunder and lightning load will be prevented.
One more AWS will be installed at Savar Filaria and General Hospital in 2013 for recording data related to weather and climate variables.
IACIB has planned to establish the first Snake Park and Training & Research Center at Filaria and General Hospital Campus, Savar, Dhaka in its own land along with the laboratory for collection of snake venom for production of anti- snake venom with local poisonous snakes. This project has been submitted to Ministry of Social Welfare, GOB and under process for support.