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A gendered look at workplace mental health in Chile

Chilean and Canadian researchers joined forces to investigate the impacts of paid and unpaid work on the mental health of Chilean workers, paying particular attention to gender issues. The researchers worked to encourage the introduction of policies...

Building policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workers

Health workers need research, leadership, and policy skills to help create programs that respond effectively to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This innovative multi-country collaboration sought to strengthen HIV/AIDS health systems in sub-Saharan Africa and...

Improving research capacity on information society issues

An IDRC-funded project has enhanced the research capacity of 15 emerging information society scholars in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through grants, mentorship, and training. Thanks to the project, more researchers from developing countries are...

Improving pain relief for children in Thailand

​Children are more at risk than adults for untreated or undertreated pain from surgery, injury, and infections. This can include negative physical, psychological, and social consequences for both the young patients and their families. Children in...

Reducing childhood obesity in Mexico

In the past 20 years, overweight and obesity rates among Mexican children have increased by nearly 40%. As with many other low- and middle-income countries, Mexico is experiencing this “nutrition transition” as a result of changes in diet, nutrition...

Strengthening health systems in Africa

Researchers with the Africa Health Systems Initiative (AHSI) have uncovered ways to strengthen health systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Weak health systems cause a high burden of preventable and treatable illnesses, especially for those living in rural...

Increasing immunization, reducing child mortality in Haiti

​Results from the Canadian International Immunization Initiative for Haiti In Haiti, 1 in 14 children does not survive to their first birthday. A contributing factor is Haiti’s extremely low rates of immunization—some of the lowest in the world. ...

Mobile technology detects, prevents disease outbreaks in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, mobile phones are now much more than just a way to stay in touch or check the Internet. Field veterinarians with limited resources are now using mobile phone technology to monitor and track outbreaks of infectious diseases in...

Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policy

IDRC-supported conferences, tutorials, and internships in Asia, Africa and Latin America are building the capacity of young researchers to inform telecommunications policy. Communication Policy Research: south (CPRsouth) conferences showcase the...

New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development

Two recently published open access books present the findings of IDRC-funded research exploring the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. These books provide important insights into the increasingly...

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