IDRC and the Minister of International Development, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, are pleased to announce that Dr. Dorothy Nyambi has been appointed as Chairperson of IDRC’s Board of Governors, Nurjehan Mawani has been appointed as governor and Gilles Rivard, Purnima Mane and Akwasi Aidoo have been reappointed as governors.
Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, a long-time IDRC grantee, has been awarded the John Dirks Canada Gairdner 2022 Global Health Award “for the development and evaluation of evidence-based interventions in child and maternal health for marginalized populations, focusing on outcomes for the ‘first thousand days’ of life.”
IDRC and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office are pleased to announce a call for concept notes under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative. This call seeks to identify transdisciplinary teams to conduct action-oriented research related to one or more of CLARE’s three research themes: Understanding climate risk, Risk-informed early action, and Developing in a changing climate.
For many people, the raison d’être of global health is the achievement of health equity for all people worldwide. Reaffirming this view is the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3, which seeks to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” Yet, after decades of programming and billions of dollars invested in global health, alarming health inequities persist across and within countries. The current COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated these health inequities, underscoring the need for the field of global health to do more and to do better.
The Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative is pleased to announce that its first public call for concept notes will be launched in April 2022. CLARE supports research to enable socially inclusive and sustainable action to build resilience to climate change and natural hazards across Africa and Asia-Pacific.
A new report offers compelling insights into the impact of the pandemic on food systems, as well as on the effectiveness of responses deployed by communities and regional authorities to address these impacts.
In the context of climate change and COVID-19, three IDRC-funded research projects offer a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing women working in Africa’s agricultural value chains.
IDRC is pleased to announce the release of a new request for proposals (RFP) in partnership with the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) for a research project on gender and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
A review of policies and practices in Africa revealed that marginalized students — especially girls, displaced children and those living in poverty — are particularly vulnerable to pandemic education disruptions.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic due to the emergence of SARS-CoV2, which causes COVID-19, a potentially lethal respiratory infection. To date, apart from the novel Molnupiravir and Ritonavir, there are no orally or nasally administered antiviral agents to prevent or treat SARS-CoV2 infections.
With funding from IDRC, a research team from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a large international population research effort coordinated by McMaster University’s Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), is studying why some people get COVID-19 and others do not.