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.”
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.
This project enables increased participation of Latin American research institutions, in collaboration with their national science granting councils, in the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) call for proposals on Recovery, Renewal and Resilience (RRR) in a Post-Pandemic World.
Two leading Colombian universities have been added to the effort to build the epidemiological data-analysis tools of the future through IDRC’s grant of CAD1.9 million to Epiverse — a global collaborative of interdisciplinary experts, led by data.org, building an open-source software ecosystem.
This project will address a regional gap in the response to epidemics in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by developing a dynamic platform for interaction with interoperable analytical tools that will strengthen the understanding and prediction of infectious-disease epidemics, assess the impact of interventions and inform the public-health response.
This funding opportunity seeks to strengthen science, technology and innovation (STI) in Latin America and the Caribbean to foster the region’s development, by supporting 1) regional collaboration for research and policy uptake; 2) inclusive STI; and 3) strong granting councils and regional coordination agencies.
The partnership for evidence and equity in responsive social systems (PEERSS) aims to advance evidence-informed policymaking, primarily in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), to address social challenges, with a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Amazonian indigenous peoples face mounting pressures over their territories, livelihoods, and cultural survival, and they face the threat of new epidemics emerging from human-animal-environment interactions.
The Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS) recently released its third newsletter to highlight the exciting work that partners are doing to advance evidence-informed policymaking (EIP) in their countries.
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.
“Rethinking Partnership Paradigms in Global Health” is the theme of the Canadian Conference on Global Health 2021 (CCGH 2021) taking place from November 24 to 26. It will be a hybrid event with most attendees attending virtually and small in-person sessions at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa.