Posts Tagged: Our Innovators

Small bites, big threat: Canada joins the fight against vector-borne diseases, improving maternal and child health in developing nations

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April 7 is the World Health Day, themed Small bites; Big threats, highlighting vector-borne diseases. Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, joins other global organizations in commemorating this day by highlighting its projects aimed at raising awareness about the threats posed by insect and arthropod vectors, as well as the protozoa, bacteria, viruses, and parasites they carry, collectively known as vector-borne diseases (VBD’s) .

Canada supports bold ideas to tackle family violence in developing countries

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March 8th is International Women’s Day. We celebrate the economic, political, and social achievements of women, but it is also a moment to raise awareness about the many struggles of women worldwide. Family violence (often a synonym for violence against women) is – unfortunately – still a prevalent universal phenomenon. Our CEO, Dr. Peter A. Singer walks you through Grand Challenges Canada’s portfolio on Family Violence.

Sustainable cross-cultural innovation leads to safer labour and delivery of newborns in India

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Nurses Interpreting a Partograph. Karnataka, India

Stella Luk is the India Country Director for Dimagi, a software company that aims to deliver open and innovative technology to help under-served communities everywhere. Dimagi is the recipient of a grant in our Stars in Global Health program. A member of her team attended the Global Health Innovation Round Table, organized by Grand Challenges Canada during the State Visit to India of Governor General David Johnston.

Fostering a community of innovators to inspire and empower a generation

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During his State Visit to India, Governor General David Johnston attended the Global Health Innovation Round Table, organized by Grand Challenges Canada. He met with innovators and government representatives on the theme of innovation and global health challenges. Dr. Vishwajeet Kumar was one of our innovators who joined the discussion and shares his thoughts.

Bridging the Digital Divide to Close the Cancer Divide

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February 4th is World Cancer Day. This day has special meaning for the millions of people worldwide whose lives have been touched by cancer. So it’s a good time to ask ourselves: How has cancer affected me personally? Or impacted those I love? Ophira Ginsburg, an innovator supported by Grand Challenges Canada, takes a moment to consider the situation for a man, woman or child in a low- and middle-income country who, in the coming year, will hear the word “cancer”.