Posts Tagged: Stars in Global Health

Sustainable cross-cultural innovation leads to safer labour and delivery of newborns in India

Posted by & filed under Personal Reflections, Project Results, What's Happening?.

Nurses Interpreting a Partograph. Karnataka, India

Stella Luk is the India Country Director for Dimagi, a software company that aims to deliver open and innovative technology to help under-served communities everywhere. Dimagi is the recipient of a grant in our Stars in Global Health program. A member of her team attended the Global Health Innovation Round Table, organized by Grand Challenges Canada during the State Visit to India of Governor General David Johnston.

Bridging the Digital Divide to Close the Cancer Divide

Posted by & filed under What's Happening?.

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”.

Tips for a Strong Proposal

Posted by & filed under Proposal Talk.

As Grand Challenges Canada summer interns, Jo-Ann Osei-Twum and Ashley Teo have had the privilege of reviewing funded projects in the Stars in Global Health portfolio. With time, trends began to emerge as to what made for a strong and successful proposal. With round 7 of the Stars in Global Health competition recently announced, they are sharing some insights with applicants: tips for a strong Stars in Global Health proposal.

Stars in Global Health – Portfolio review

Posted by & filed under Our Programs, Project Results.

Grand Challenges Canada believes that offering innovators breathing room to develop bold ideas that have big impact is a recipe for sustainable and viable solutions in global health. Funded by the Government of Canada, we developed the ‘Stars in Global Health’ program to support these kinds of ideas from the best and brightest talents, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada.

An Integrated Innovative Self testing strategy for HIV for engagement, expanded access and impact

Posted by & filed under Project Results.

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.

Counting the ‘Stars’ of Global Health

Posted by & filed under Personal Reflections.

Research should not be conducted for the mere sake of conducting research. This is the beauty of the Stars program – it is like no other Canadian global health initiative, in that it supports innovator-defined projects driven by entrepreneurs in Canada and low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).