The Zika virus, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has become an epidemic designated by the World Health Organization as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.The effects of the disease are becoming increasingly known.
Grand Challenges Canada’s goal in menstrual hygiene management is to improve the lives of women and girls in low- and middle-income countries through improved health (including mental health), educational outcomes, empowerment and dignity.
With the first week of May comes the return of the Grand Challenges Canada Summer Student Program.
Building on Canada’s commitment to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable, Canada through Grand Challenges Canada is beginning to tackle this hidden crisis through innovation.
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the social, economic and political achievement of women, and pledge to take action to accelerate gender parity.
Our portfolio of innovations holds several projects addressing cancer in low-resource countries.
How Farm Radio & Dr. Stan Kutcher Increased the Availability of an Essential Medicine in Malawi and Tanzania
Read how Farm Radio achieved the support of policy makers and influenced important policy decisions in Malawi and Tanzania.
With the support of Grand Challenges Canada, Dr. Pistorius is evaluating the feasibility of a portable breast microwave sensing system.
Read how the success of the Friendship Bench, funded by Grand Challenges Canada, is bringing partners together to think about how to scale up to other areas in Harare and beyond.
Gain meaningful, hands-on experience in the diverse, interdisciplinary field of global health through Grand Challenges Canada’s Summer Student Program. To get a sense of what it’s like to participate in the Program, read a reflection by a 2015 Summer Student.