Climate change is causing the salt concentration of many people’s drinking water in Bangladesh to increase, putting the population’s health at risk. People drinking saline water have high blood pressure, which is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Pregnant women in south-western coastal Bangladesh have a high incidence of gestational hypertension, which is a cause of maternal mortality.
A project by Dr Md Mahbubur Rahman, principal investigator from the International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), Dr Abu Mohd Naser Titu, co-principal investigator from Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and CGSW Fellow, and Dr Leanne Unicomb, co-principal investigator and scientist, aims to collect this evidence. The project will be implemented in collaboration with icddr,b, Emory University, Dhaka University, University College London and Stanford University. To read more, click here.