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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.


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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.


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$100Kitchen and improved cookstove reduces low birth weight in Bangladesh

A study funded by Grand Challenges Canada demonstrated that a simple, low-cost kitchen helps in delivering healthy newborns.


Liam Brown
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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.


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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.


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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.


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OSITA Project Team

The Heroes of the OSITA Project: How two victims of armed conflict became accomplished mental health counsellors

Mental health needs in Colombia are pervasive and population-wide. Read the stories of Elvia & her daughter Arely – two heroes of the OSITA project.


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Banyan shared housing residents with health workers

#WMHD2015: I have a name

The Banyan, supported by Grand Challenges Canada, will continue to bring dignity to persons living in poverty and mental illness in India, enabling them to live meaningful lives as valued members of their families and communities.


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Over 1000 people gathered at Semarang's Car-Free Day to commemorate World Alzheimer's Month during September 2014

Raising Awareness to Improve the Lives of People with Alzheimer’s Disease

For World Alzheimer’s Day 2015, read how OnTrackMedia Indonesia, with the support of Grand Challenges Canada, is kickstarting Alzheimer’s awareness in Indonesia.


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