The LEGO Foundation announced a USD $10M grant to Grand Challenges Canada today to support Inclusive Learning in Crisis Settings, a new humanitarian grand challenge focused on supporting locally-led innovations for early childhood development and education in emergency settings.
Posts Tagged: Saving Brains
On March 8, International Women’s Day, Grand Challenges Canada features two women Innovators who are helping other women to overcome the struggles and issues they face.
February 1 to February 7 marks International Development Week (IDW), celebrating Canada’s contribution to international development, especially in improving the health of women and children. The theme this year is “We are making a difference!” The entire week, Grand Challenges Canada will publish short success stories, showing how our Bold Ideas with Big impact are […]
Grand Challenges Canada funds the full scope of innovations – scientific, technological, social and business – that are needed to address the enormous health challenges that burden low- and middle-income countries.
Mother’s Day, celebrated internationally, reminds us of the inestimable social contribution that women make to the world as they care for their fetuses, newborns, infants and young children. Most mothers are living in the world’s resource constrained low- and lower-middle income countries. Many are experiencing crowded housing; lack of access to healthcare, clean water and sanitation; food insecurity and exposure to gender-based violence while caring for their children.
Grand Challenges Canada supports 40 innovations addressing malaria in the developing world.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has joined the Saving Brains initiative by launching ‘Develop New Ways to Measure Fetal and Infant Brain Development’. Jeff Murray, Interim Deputy Director in Family Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Karlee Silver, VP Targeted Challenges, Grand Challenges Canada reflect on why investing in the early years of life in an effective way can result in healthy and productive members of our future society.
During his State Visit to India, Governor General David Johnston attended the Global Health Innovation Round Table, organized by Grand Challenges Canada. He met with innovators and government representatives on the theme of innovation and global health challenges. Dr. Vishwajeet Kumar was one of our innovators who joined the discussion and shares his thoughts.
As many as 200 million children fail to reach their full developmental potential from exposure to risk factors–malnutrition, infection, poor management of pregnancy, birth complications, and lack of stimulation and nurturing–in the first 1,000 days of life…
Kangaroo Mother Care saves lives – Drs. Charpak and Tessier are showing it also saves brains, and helps children reach their full potential.