Chandrasekhar Nair is the Director & CEO of Bigtec Labs. He is one of our innovators in the Stars in Global Health program and joined the Global Health Innovation Round Table, organized by Grand Challenges Canada, during the State Visit to India of Governor General David Johnston.
Posts Tagged: Stars in Global Health
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”.
Dr. Shaun Morris is one of our innovators in the Stars in Global Health (Round 4) program with a project called ‘A toolkit to save newborn lives’, implemented in Pakistan. He started believing in the power of social media when the video he made to support his grant proposal led to a rewarding business partnership.
As Grand Challenges Canada summer interns, Jo-Ann Osei-Twum and Ashley Teo have had the privilege of reviewing funded projects in the Stars in Global Health portfolio. With time, trends began to emerge as to what made for a strong and successful proposal. With round 7 of the Stars in Global Health competition recently announced, they are sharing some insights with applicants: tips for a strong Stars in Global Health proposal.
Grand Challenges Canada believes that offering innovators breathing room to develop bold ideas that have big impact is a recipe for sustainable and viable solutions in global health. Funded by the Government of Canada, we developed the ‘Stars in Global Health’ program to support these kinds of ideas from the best and brightest talents, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada.
On World Aids Day (December 1, 2013) Dr Nitika Pant Pai, one of our grantees, reveals early findings about the HIV-related project she is working on. In a new study, researchers and scientists from McGill University in Canada and the University of Cape Town in South Africa proved that the innovative, synergistic, tailored internet and paper based, oral fluid based HIV self-testing strategy can be safely operationalized for linkages.
Research should not be conducted for the mere sake of conducting research. This is the beauty of the Stars program – it is like no other Canadian global health initiative, in that it supports innovator-defined projects driven by entrepreneurs in Canada and low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
Ken Simiyu and I, will be representing Grand Challenges Canada at the WASH Canada Campaign Launch on November 15, 2012 in Toronto…
We are looking forward to another great AAAS conference…
For the first time in 30 years, Canada is proud to host the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, BC. In addition to meeting other participants and learning about general developments in the exciting world of global science, this year’s meeting represents a great opportunity for Canada to showcase […]