In 2005 a group of experienced public health researchers conducted Bangladesh Health and Injury Survey (BHIS) 2005, which was the largest community based injury survey in low and middle income countries. Through that survey the researchers identified, injuries are the major cause of mortality and morbidity. The magnitude of injury explored there after steered the researchers towards ideation and development of an institutional response, leading to the birth of CIPRB on 6th February 2005.
Currently, the organization has engaged approximately 4000 professionals, researchers, field workers and paid volunteers working in different parts of the country.
The organization has been intervening into a number of public health issues and got specialization both globally and locally in the areas of injury prevention which includes drowning prevention, non-communicable disease prevention, reproductive & child health, health system research and neglected tropical diseases especially filariasis elimination.
Healthy and dignified life for all in a safe and productive environment.
To generate evidences, transfer knowledge and skills, and promote integrated services and technologies for healthy life
CIPRB aims to be the center of excellence in conducting research on issues of public health importance and delivering services through its innovations in Bangladesh and similar settings. The organisation takes coordinated efforts to respond to any public health emergencies.
The center will continue to focus on quality public health research and extend its area to clinical research, programmes and services in the field of injury prevention (including drowning, road traffic injuries, and burn), maternal newborn and child health, non-communicable diseases, mental health, neglected tropical diseases, health system research, disability, climate change impacting health, response to public health emergencies and other emerging health issues in Bangladesh and similar settings.