February 4th is World Cancer Day. This day has special meaning for the millions of people worldwide whose lives have been touched by cancer. So it’s a good time to ask ourselves: How has cancer affected me personally? Or impacted those I love? Ophira Ginsburg, an innovator supported by Grand Challenges Canada, takes a moment to consider the situation for a man, woman or child in a low- and middle-income country who, in the coming year, will hear the word “cancer”.
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Dr. Shaun Morris is one of our innovators in the Stars in Global Health (Round 4) program with a project called ‘A toolkit to save newborn lives’, implemented in Pakistan. He started believing in the power of social media when the video he made to support his grant proposal led to a rewarding business partnership.
Menelik Desta is Executive Director of School Readiness Initiative (SRI) in Ethiopia, a comprehensive pre-school program with three major components: Education, Nutrition and Monthly parent education sessions. He was one of the participants of the Global Mental Health Community Meeting that took place in Rio at the end of October 2013. Menelik wants to share some of the lessons that he learned from that meeting.
On World Aids Day (December 1, 2013) Dr Nitika Pant Pai, one of our grantees, reveals early findings about the HIV-related project she is working on. In a new study, researchers and scientists from McGill University in Canada and the University of Cape Town in South Africa proved that the innovative, synergistic, tailored internet and paper based, oral fluid based HIV self-testing strategy can be safely operationalized for linkages.