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Canada supports innovations that address violence against women in developing countries

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, supports 12 innovative projects that address violence against women in the developing world.


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Canada is helping to make sure women in developing nations live to celebrate Mother’s Day

Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. This means that by the time you reach the end of this blog post, four women have died giving birth. Additionally, for every woman who dies in childbirth, around 20 more suffer injury, infection or disease – approximately 10 million women each […]


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Mother's Day story of Kristen (Canada) and Christian (Colombia)

To mark Mother’s Day (May 10th), CAN-MNCH (of which Grand Challenges Canada is a member) has hosted its annual ‘MOMmentum Mother’s Day Tea’ on Parliament Hill. A display of stories and images called ‘Through Her Eyes’ focused on the connection between Canadian mothers and mothers around the world who are impacted by Canadian contributions. To […]


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Mother’s Day story of Kristen (Canada) and Christian (Colombia)

Dr. Nathalie Charpak (an innovator supported by Grand Challenges Canada) is comparing the effects of Kangaroo Mother Care versus Traditional Care for Low Birth Weight Infants at the age of 18 years. To mark Mother’s Day (May 10th), CAN-MNCH (of which Grand Challenges Canada is a member) has hosted its annual ‘MOMmentum Mother’s Day Tea’ […]


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Combining Motorcycles and Drug Outlets to Fight Malaria in Tanzania

World Malaria Day (April 25) is a chance to shine the spotlight on the global effort to fight malaria. Raising awareness remains critically important.


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Making street food in Bangladesh safer and healthier

The support of Canada and Grand Challenges Canada has set an extraordinary example. It showed that a relatively small amount of funding invested in the right people can render great success for a challenging yet important project.


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A water innovation supported by Canada reduced episodes of diarrhea in rural Tanzania

The lack of access to safe drinking water, together with inadequate sanitation and hygiene, poses a major health risk and is the main contributor to diarrheal deaths globally.


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Housing for homeless women with mental illness

On March 8, International Women’s Day, Grand Challenges Canada features women Innovators that are helping other women to overcome the struggles and issues they face.


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Helping mothers with their parenting skills in rural Colombia

On March 8, International Women’s Day, Grand Challenges Canada features two women Innovators who are helping other women to overcome the struggles and issues they face.


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IDW #5 – Iron fortified biscuit to reduce maternal and perinatal anemia

February 1 to February 7 marks International Development Week (IDW), celebrating Canada’s contribution to international development, especially in improving the health of women and children. The theme this year is “We are making a difference!” The entire week, Grand Challenges Canada will publish short success stories, showing how our Bold Ideas with Big Impact are […]


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