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    • Grand Challenges Canada Announces First-Ever Winner of Rotman Innovation of The Year Award, Kenya’s Hewatele

      Award created on the occasion of GCC’s 10th anniversary: More than a billion dollars leveraged to support over 1,300 innovations in 106 countries, resulting in 38,000 lives saved and 7.54 million lives improved to date with the potential to save 1.78 million lives and improve 64 million lives by 2030 Toronto, October 20, 2020—Grand Challenges […]


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    • How Four Saving Brains Innovators Are Responding to COVID-19

      Saving Brains seeks bold ideas to promote health and nutrition, provide enrichment and nurturing and protect against maltreatment – the three components of healthy development that every child needs to thrive. Of great importance to Saving Brains is how to effectively integrate these needs and deliver them to the highest number of children in a […]


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    • Reflections from Grand Challenges Canada’s 2020 Summer Students

      As another summer has come to an end, Grand Challenges Canada said goodbye to this year’s Summer Students. The Summer Students not only quickly adjusted to the new work-from-home reality but fearlessly went above and beyond their responsibilities. They developed gender equality case studies, organized an international ‘new methods for safe abortions’ hackathon, helped to […]


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    • International Safe Abortion Day: Safe Abortion via Telemedicine during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

      The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated inequalities in sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide. While the full impact of the pandemic on women and girls’ access to safe abortion is still unknown, the estimates are staggering. The Guttmacher Institute estimated that if 10% of women who would normally have a safe abortion instead […]


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    Zanmi Lasante, supported by Grand Challenges Canada, is promoting a community-based mental health model in rural Haiti. and buildng a national scale-up plan. Photo credit: Jacquie Labatt

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