Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, supports 44 “Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” Toronto, Canada – Grand Challenges Canada is proud to announce an investment of over CAD$10 million to test 100 new ideas to address persistent challenges in women’s and children’s health in low- and middle-income countries. Fourmillion of this is […]
Posts Tagged: Women’s and Children’s Health
Toilets for $10 or Less are Accelerating Progress Towards A Major World Goal: Sanitation for All
The Water Innovation Engine, a pioneering partnership led by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to stimulate bold new ideas and approaches in the water sector, today launched the global “Urban Sanitation Challenge” with the announcement of a multi-million dollar investment in five projects.
Flipping the Gap: Mental Health as a Development Priority
This World Mental Health Day, we celebrate the progress made in recognizing mental health as part of the global development agenda and in investing in global mental health. However, we need to do more in order to reach millions.
Canada supports innovations to fight cancer in developing countries
Our portfolio of innovations holds several projects addressing cancer in low-resource countries.
Detecting Breast Cancer with Cell Phones and Fundamental Physics
With the support of Grand Challenges Canada, Dr. Pistorius is evaluating the feasibility of a portable breast microwave sensing system.
Embracing innovation to treat and reintegrate Obstetric Fistula patients in Uganda
In Africa, Music, Dance and Drama (MDD) connotes courage, victory and heroism. It is also used to treat trauma and stigma. MDD is food to the ear and medicine for the soul. In African tradition, it is a perfect way to communicate and relevant to the people’s culture. Yet, the international obstetric fistula community has not utilized MDD to reach its objectives.
Canada is helping to make sure women in developing nations live to celebrate Mother’s Day
Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. This means that by the time you reach the end of this blog post, four women have died giving birth. Additionally, for every woman who dies in childbirth, around 20 more suffer injury, infection or disease – approximately 10 million women each […]
Mother's Day story of Kristen (Canada) and Christian (Colombia)
To mark Mother’s Day (May 10th), CAN-MNCH (of which Grand Challenges Canada is a member) has hosted its annual ‘MOMmentum Mother’s Day Tea’ on Parliament Hill. A display of stories and images called ‘Through Her Eyes’ focused on the connection between Canadian mothers and mothers around the world who are impacted by Canadian contributions. To […]
Mother’s Day story of Kristen (Canada) and Christian (Colombia)
Dr. Nathalie Charpak (an innovator supported by Grand Challenges Canada) is comparing the effects of Kangaroo Mother Care versus Traditional Care for Low Birth Weight Infants at the age of 18 years. To mark Mother’s Day (May 10th), CAN-MNCH (of which Grand Challenges Canada is a member) has hosted its annual ‘MOMmentum Mother’s Day Tea’ […]
Housing for homeless women with mental illness
On March 8, International Women’s Day, Grand Challenges Canada features women Innovators that are helping other women to overcome the struggles and issues they face.