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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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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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TakaTaka Solutions: How innovation in recycling saves water and lives

TakaTaka Solutions, a social enterprise supported by Grand Challenges Canada, has developed an innovative model to tackle Nairobi’s waste management problem.


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Innovating with water to solve Bangladesh’s twin crises

This week, thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations from around the world are gathering in Stockholm for World Water Week. The theme, Water for Development, reflects water’s prominence on the global development agenda.


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Canada is funding innovations to improve water quality in the developing world

As we mark World Water Week (August 23 to 28, 2015) to discuss the world’s water issues, we are faced with a few facts: technology has advanced to a point where there are more mobile devices than humans, yet 750 million people (roughly 1 in 9 people) lack access to safe water.


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Women carrying water in Myanmar

Canada is supporting innovations to improve water quality in the developing world

“An estimated 663 million people drink water from unimproved sources, and millions more drink contaminated water from improved sources.”


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Text Messages to Improve Health Outcomes among Internal Migrant Women in Vietnam

Every year in Vietnam, thousands of young people leave their homes in the rural areas of the country and migrate to urban centres such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to find work in factories, manufacturing products such as electronics, garments, footwear and textiles for export.


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