Monthly Archives:: July 2022

Statement on the passing of Grand Challenges Canada Program Advisory Council member Dr. Martina Lukong Baye

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Toronto, July 19, 2022—The Grand Challenges Canada team extends their deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Martina Lukong Baye. We are saddened by the passing of Dr. Baye. This is a a huge loss for the maternal, newborn and child health community in Cameroon and around the world. Dr. Baye recently […]

Ukweli Test Strips: Pilot study funded by Grand Challenges Canada enables social innovation to scale their venture and save women’s lives

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Guest blog by Samara Everman, Global Social Impact Fellow High maternal mortality rate in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates, with 1,360 deaths per 100,000 live births. Often, mothers do not have the disposable income or time required to travel long distances to health facilities. Consequently, women wait […]