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.
The climate crisis, how governments respond to it and how this response impacts on the most marginalized are among the most pressing international issues going forward, and yet leadership on this issue is lacking.
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.
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.
In Latin America, the increased release of open government data aims to strengthen the transparency and accountability of governments, build new business opportunities, and improve services for citizens.
Throughout the developing world, young men and women face high unemployment coupled with strong feelings of dissatisfaction with their quality of life in contexts of weak governance and institutions, increased political instability, and growing state authoritarianism — factors that render societies vulnerable and play a role in radicalization.
Throughout the developing world, young men and women are facing high unemployment and experiencing strong feelings of dissatisfaction with quality of life amid weak governance and institutions, increased political instability, and growing state authoritarianism.
Over the last two decades, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has become one of the major international bodies searching for scientific and political agreements between developing and developed countries.
Front-of-package (FOP) food labels have been recommended by the World Health Organization and public health experts worldwide as an effective measure to strengthen understanding of nutritional information and help consumers make healthy choices.