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    • Grand Challenges Canada's Summer Students 2018

      Meet Grand Challenges Canada’s 2018 Summer Students

      The end of a long, cold winter marks the start of warmer and brighter days for the Grand Challenges Canada office with the arrival of this year’s summer students! The students are thrilled to be working alongside each other on various initiatives, and have already made a second home in the office. This year they […]


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    • Photo: Nyaya Health's workshop discusses chaupadi in Nepal.

      100 Bold Ideas to Improve Women and Children’s Health and Rights in the Developing World

      Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, supports 44 “Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” Toronto, Canada – Grand Challenges Canada is proud to announce an investment of over CAD$10 million to test 100 new ideas to address persistent challenges in women’s and children’s health in low- and middle-income countries. Fourmillion of this is […]


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    • Chris Houston, Program Manager, Humanitarian Grand Challenge

      Very few donors fund humanitarian innovation, but there are plenty of ideas out there

      By Chris Houston, Senior Program Officer, Humanitarian Grand Challenges. People affected by humanitarian crisis have the best understanding of the problems affecting them and will probably have the best solutions to those problems. In February, we launched Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge, in partnership with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance […]


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    • Grand Challenges Canada Applauds Government of Canada’s Commitment to Development Innovation

      Federal Budget 2018 doubles Canada’s international assistance provided through innovative tools over the next five years Ottawa, Canada – Grand Challenges Canada today welcomed the Government of Canada’s strong new commitment to support development innovation through the creation of the International Assistance Innovation Program and Sovereign Loans Program, announced in Budget 2018. Dr. Peter A. […]


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    Zanmi Lasante, supported by Grand Challenges Canada, is promoting a community-based mental health model in rural Haiti. and buildng a national scale-up plan. Photo credit: Jacquie Labatt

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