Posts By: Grand Challenges Canada

Reflections from Grand Challenges Canada’s 2019 Summer Students

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As another summer comes to an end, we are saying our goodbyes and extending our thanks to this year’s summer students. Over four busy and project-packed months, the students have made a variety of important contributions to Grand Challenges Canada. From developing Gender Equality modules, drafting reports on still-birth, helping screen the Humanitarian Grand Challenge’s […]

MomConnect Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

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It is always exciting when Grand Challenges Canada can mark the anniversary of an innovation, and MomConnect’s 5th anniversary on August 21st, 2019 is no exception. The accessible and relevant health information provided to women through this innovation has been extremely impactful for more than two million new and expecting mothers who have used the […]

Ground-Breaking Partnership Will Empower Indigenous Women Through Innovation

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Grand Challenges Canada, whose innovation platform hosts the Indigenous Innovation Initiative, and the McConnell Foundation, a champion in advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, applaud the Government of Canada for its continued leadership in supporting women empowerment and innovation. VANCOUVER, June 2, 2019 – Grand Challenges Canada and the McConnell Foundation are delighted to support the […]

Events You Won’t Want To Miss at Women Deliver 2019 Conference

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Sunday June 2nd 8 AM – 5 PM: Uniting Forces to Ensure Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a Practice of the Past Hosted by: Amref Health Africa, Coalition on Violence Against Women, End FGM Canada Network, Equality Now, Orchid Project, Sahiyo, The End FGM European Network, The Girl Generation, The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices, […]

First-Of-Its-Kind Development Impact Bond Launched in Cameroon to Save Newborn Babies

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Money will fund scale up of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in Cameroon to help newborns survive and thrive; The Cameroon Kangaroo Mother Care Development Impact Bond (Cameroon KMC DIB) aims to reach more than 2,200 newborns with life-improving care; The investor, Grand Challenges Canada, will provide the upfront funding required to implement the program; the […]

Aakar Innovations: How a social enterprise empowers women through menstrual hygiene and health

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Aakar Innovations empowers women and girls across India by providing them with access to affordable, biodegradable sanitary pads and menstrual health education (photo credit: Aakar Innovations and Cora) You might be shocked to learn that over 300 million women in India do not use sanitary pads and that 71% of girls in the country report having […]

OPTions Initiative Launched

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12 November 2018: The goal of the Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions) Innovation Initiative is to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact® for women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries. We seek innovative and transformative approaches that put women and girls in control of where, when and how they terminate […]