Posts By: GCC Innovators

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”.

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.

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.