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A Grand Challenges Approach to Tackling Zika

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.


Angela Salomon
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Empowering Women and Girls by Investing in Menstrual Health

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.


Leeat Weinstock
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Summer Students 2016

Welcome 2016 Summer Students!

With the first week of May comes the return of the Grand Challenges Canada Summer Student Program.


Aylin Manduric
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Hospital Centro Oriente, Bogotá, Colombia

A crisis within a crisis: mental health in humanitarian contexts

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.


Ellen Morgan
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Grand Challenges Canada and ‘Gender Lens Investing’

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the social, economic and political achievement of women, and pledge to take action to accelerate gender parity.


Jonathan Hera, Ammara Niyaz,
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Canada supports innovations to fight cancer in developing countries

Our portfolio of innovations holds several projects addressing cancer in low-resource countries.


Guest Author
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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.


Guest Author
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Detecting Breast Cancer with Cell Phones and Fundamental Physics

With the support of Grand Challenges Canada, Dr. Pistorius is evaluating the feasibility of a portable breast microwave sensing system.


Guest Author
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‘Friendship Bench’ tackles mental health and HIV in Zimbabwe and beyond

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.


Guest Author
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Reflecting on a Summer of Innovation, Bold Ideas and Big Impact

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.


Grand Challenges Canada
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