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Clinical Trials of an Experimental Ebola Vaccine: A Canadian Research Response

This initiative supports phases 2 and 3 clinical trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine. The experimental vaccine is based on an attenuated recombinant Vesicular Stomatitis Virus vector (VSV-EBOV). The Public Health Agency of Canada developed the …

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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...


News

Linking research to policy: West Africa workshop highlights use of evidence to improve maternal and child health

09/03/2016

Eighty people—researchers, policymakers, donors, and experts—attended a workshop to discuss the current situation and emerging evidence on maternal and child health in West Africa. Held in Dakar, Senegal from February 18-20, 2016, the workshop...

Promoting livestock health and livelihoods for farmers in Africa and Asia

25/02/2016

​IDRC, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Global Affairs Canada (GAC), launched the Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF). This 5.5-year, $57 million partnership will improve the health of livestock and the livelihoods...

Events

Gary Kobinger – Building capacity, fostering collaboration: The best defense against dangerous pathogens in Africa

05/05/2016

Gary Kobinger Award-winning scientist; Chief of the Special Pathogens Biosafety Level 4 program at the National Microbiology Laboratory; Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases Detection, Diagnosis, Reference...

Smart Global Development conference to explore role of higher education in global development

13/04/2016

​The Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), Academics without Borders (AWB), and IDRC are convening the Smart Global Development conference to explore the role of higher education in advancing the sustainable development goals. In September 2015, the...

Latest Results

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...
A gendered look at workplace mental health in ChileBuilding policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workersImproving pain relief for children in ThailandReducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in Africa

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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...
A gendered look at workplace mental health in Chile Building policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workersImproving pain relief for children in ThailandReducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in Africa

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​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...
A gendered look at workplace mental health in ChileBuilding policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workers Improving pain relief for children in ThailandReducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in Africa

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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...
A gendered look at workplace mental health in ChileBuilding policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workersImproving pain relief for children in Thailand Reducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in Africa

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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...
A gendered look at workplace mental health in ChileBuilding policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workersImproving pain relief for children in ThailandReducing childhood obesity in Mexico Strengthening health systems in Africa
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