The Matlab District Hospital in the Chittagong division of Bangladesh serves a rural population of which 26% live below the poverty line.
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Mohammod Jobayer Chiisti
Dr Mohammod Jobayer Chisti is a leading research pediatrician and an expert in infectious diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. He is currently embedded within the department of Nutrition and Clinical Services Division (NCSD) at the icddr,b, a world-renowned research institution in Global Health. In 2010, Dr. Chisti completed his Master in Medicine in paediatrics at the Royal Children`s Hospital, University of Melbourne (Australia). He then specialized in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and, by 2014, he completed his PhD. He has since returned to Dhaka and works as a physician and Clinical Lead in the ICU and as a consultant for the Acute Respiratory Infection ward. He is also head of the Clinical Research Hospitals, under NCSD. Dr Chisti focuses on paediatric respiratory and critical care medicines and coordinates large-scale studies across Bangladeshi hospitals. He currently leads several clinical trials such as “Bubble continuous positive airway pressure for children with severe pneumonia and hypoxaemia in Bangladesh” and “Etiology of pneumonia in severely malnourished children and their post-discharge follow-up”. His research is multifaceted and looks at childhood pneumonia, tuberculosis, bronchiolitis, asthma, sepsis, malnutrition, enteric encephalopathy and diarrheal complications. He focuses on developing low cost innovations that can be scaled for use in resource-limited settings with the ultimate goal of reducing under-five childhood mortality. It is not well understood how TB impacts growth outcomes and survival in young children compared to other acute illnesses, or if there are metabolic derangements specific to pediatric TB disease. Dr Chisti leads a TB sub-study embedded within CHAIN which may answer these questions.
The Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition Network (CHAIN) is a multinational research group that aims to optimize the management and care of highly vulnerable children in resource-limited settings to improve survival, growth and development.