Institute of Allergy and Clinical Immunology of Bangladesh (IACIB) is a non government organization registered under Ministry of Social Welfare and NGO affairs Bureau, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and was founded in 1995. IACIB is committed to advancement of National as well as International health. The Institute enjoys good recognition for its achievement and establishment of Filaria Hospital at Syedpur and Filaria & General Hospital at Savar, Dhaka, teaching, research and services in the field of filariasis elimination and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
IACIB is led by its founder Prof. Dr. Moazzem Hossain, Professor of Microbiology, a WHO fellow on Immunology, Vaccinology & Bio-technology. He was the Director, Disease Control, under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and has unparallel contribution for filariasis elimination program in Bangladesh and establishment of Microbiology department in Medical Colleges.
The goal of IACIB is to improve the health and socio-economic development of the population. IACIB members are working towards achieving the goal. Thus different activities are under taken by this organization.[IACIB profile 2013-14]
DR. MOAZZEM HOSSAIN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD!!!
The founder of IACIB, Dr. Moazzem Hossain, Former Director of Disease Control for the Government of Bangladesh, has received the ‘Vestergaard Frandsen Award’ from the National Academy of Vectors and Vector Borne Diseases for the South East Asian region. The award highlights Dr. Hossain’s outstanding contributions to the field of communicable diseases and the mechanisms of vector bionomics. IACIB would like to extend many congratulations to Dr. Hossain for this outstanding achievement. For more information just click http://nutrigenomics.ucdavis.edu/?page=GHS/News
World Rabies Day 2011 and 2013.
On behalf of BARA (Anti Rabies Alliance of Bangladesh) we observed World Rabies Day 2011 on 28th Sept. We conducted Rally with school children, teachers, local elites, etc. There was discussion session with teachers and students, press briefing with media, Calendar distribution for 2012, being prepared with support from NOVARTIS. Photography was taken in time. This was conducted at Syedpur subdistrict under Nilphamari district of Bangladesh.
IACIB observed WRD 2013 at Savar Fialria and General Hospital area with support from WHO. We conducted Rally with school children, teachers, local elites, Garments workers etc. There was discussion session with 250 participants including teachers and students, media, formal and informal leaders etc and Calendar were distributed for 2013- 2014. Animal Birth Control were done for both dog and cat. Photography was taken . Events can be seen in GARC website.[Pic rabies]
To see the previous events and to get the Bangla Article on rabies just click here…. Rabis-Day to get the Rabies Calender please click here.. http://iacib.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Calender-2012.jpg
GHSI team visited at Savar Filaria project
The GHSI team from University of California, Davis visited at underconstructed Filaria Hospital, Savar, Dhaka and has an agreement with Bangladesh Directorate for Health Services and the Institute for Allergy and Clinical Immunology to begin testing a plant-based oral vaccine and antibodies for preventing and treating rabies. In addition Institute of One World Health (IOWH) will also collaborate with this project of GHSI. Dr. Raj Shanker Ghosh from IOWH also visited the future GHSI Bangladesh campus.
To see more then click the link: UCD led intiative seeks better global health through sharing
GHSI team conducted meeting with IACIB
On 18 March 2011, The GHSI team arranged a meeting with collaborator Prof. Dr. Moazzem Hossain (Ex-Director & Line Director, CDC, Directorate of Health Services and Institute of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Bangladesh) and the BARA colleagues to share their knowledge and future working on Rabies.