Monthly Archives:: December 2013

Tips for a Strong Proposal

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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.

Lessons learned from the Grand Challenges Canada meeting in Rio de Janeiro

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Menelik Desta is Executive Director of School Readiness Initiative (SRI) in Ethiopia, a comprehensive pre-school program with three major components: Education, Nutrition and Monthly parent education sessions. He was one of the participants of the Global Mental Health Community Meeting that took place in Rio at the end of October 2013. Menelik wants to share some of the lessons that he learned from that meeting.

Meet the Summer Students of 2013

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This week, we launched our 2014 Summer Student Program, searching for passionate and driven individuals to engage in our exciting summer student opportunities. Now that the application website has been opened, we would like to take this opportunity to look back at our team of students from 2013. This group of eight wonderful people came from a […]

Stars in Global Health – Portfolio review

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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.

An Integrated Innovative Self testing strategy for HIV for engagement, expanded access and impact

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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.