Burnet visits innovative research centre in Bangladesh

Burnet Institute

01 April, 2014

Professor Brendan Crabb visits patients at icddr,b.

A Burnet Institute delegation has visited icddr,b – the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh – to see first hand the innovative work it is undertaking in both research and care.

Burnet Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb was joined by Burnet Chairman, Mr Alastair Lucas AM and Myanmar Country Representative, Dr Phone Myint Win in touring icddr,b’s facilities.

“icddr,b is a truly great research organisation that also saves lives by treating more than 200,000 people a year, for free,” Professor Crabb said.

The organisation developed the Oral Reydration Solution (ORS) 2222 in the late 1960s, a mixture of sugar, salt and water that replaces the need for intravenous rehydration. Since the 1970s, ORS has saved the lives of more than 50 million children suffering diarrhoea.

Professor Crabb, Chairman Alastair Lucas with staff from icddr,b.

Contact Details

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Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)




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