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Global Health Policy
The right to health is a fundamental human right. Realizing this right requires access to quality health services. This access is also essential for social and economic development. IDRC’s Global Health Policy program supports research in low- and middle-income countries that targets the root causes of inequity and poor health and that will inform effective policymaking. We fund research that helps improve health systems so countries and communities can meet the health challenges they face.

Global Health Policy’s programs support research on 
  • issues of equity in access to quality primary care 
  • policies to prevent non-communicable disease 
  • health concerns shared by five Canadian federal agencies and that supports the global health research community 
  • a discovery science program that integrates innovation in technical, social, and economic aspects of health 

Development Innovation Fund

The Government of Canada established the Development Innovation Fund (DIF) in 2008.The Fund aims to support the best minds in the world as they search for breakthroughs in global health and other areas that have the potential to bring about enduring changes in the lives of millions of people in poor countries.
Knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world
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