Dietary Related Risks Associated with Non-Communicable Diseases in Bangladesh (RDRNCD).
Implemented by CNRS in collaboration with Manitoba University, Canada, Supported by IDRC
Other Research Collaborating Institutes - University of Dhaka (DU), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), North South University (NSU), and Channel i/pojf (Television Channel).
The research project, entitled “Reducing Dietary Related Risks associated with Non-Communicable Diseases in Bangladesh,” began its journey from August 2016 with the financial support from IDRC, and was completed in January 31st, 2020. The Center for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS - Bangladesh) in association with the University of Manitoba (UM – Canada), University of Dhaka (DU - Bangladesh), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI - Bangladesh), North South University (NSU - Bangladesh), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh, Works for Better Bangladesh (WBB - Bangladesh), Harmony and Channel i/pojf (a nation-wide television channel in Bangladesh), jointly implemented the project with the overall objective to provide evidence on policies and practices across different sectors that aspire to reduce dietary-related risks associated with Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Bangladesh.
The project conducted exploratory research on the patterns of dietary habit, lifestyle and NCDs, namely diabetes, hypertension, and associated risk factors: overweight and obesity, among various segments of the population including the urban and rural men and women, school children, indigenous populations, and diabetes and hypertension patients in clinics and hospitals.
Some of the major findings of the research are: