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Addressing the Emergence and Spread of Leishmaniasis in the Borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay

Leishmaniasis is one of the most significant vector-borne diseases worldwide, with more than 2 million new cases recorded every year. In South America, both cutaneous leishmaniasis (skin infections) and the more severe visceral form of the disease …

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Ecohealth Conferences: Events Highlights

From August 11-15, 2014, ecohealth researchers and practitioners from around the world will convene in Montréal for the Ecohealth 2014 Conference. Ecohealth 2014 marks the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology and...


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Eight science journalists win scholarships to attend Ecohealth 2014 conference in Montréal

22/07/2014

IDRC is pleased to announce the eight winners of the 2014 Ecohealth Scholarships, an  international science journalist competition organized by the World Federation of Science Journalists.More than 200 journalists applied for the scholarships. The...

Canadian researchers to share results at global AIDS conference

18/07/2014

Canada’s International Development Research Centre is deeply saddened by the loss of top HIV/AIDS experts in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 17. They were on their way to Melbourne, Australia, to attend the 20th International AIDS...

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IDRC hosts workshops at Ecohealth 2014 conference

11/08/2014

Join us at the EcoHealth 2014 Conference being held in Montreal, August 11-15. The conference will showcase the diversity that exists within the field of ecohealth research. It will also allow ecohealth researchers and practitioners from around the...

Highlight: IDRC Research Partner is Lead Discussant at Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting

18/05/2014

IDRC grantee, Professor Srinath Reddy, President of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) was lead discussant at the yearly Commonwealth Health Ministers. This meeting was held before the World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 18, 2014...

Latest Results

From August 11-15, 2014, ecohealth researchers and practitioners from around the world will convene in Montréal for the Ecohealth 2014 Conference. Ecohealth 2014 marks the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology and...
Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvementsAdapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition

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Research shows that an integrated approach to dengue control—focusing on ecological, biological, and social factors—can reduce vector densities while empowering communities to tackle the conditions that put them at risk. Dengue is a worldwide public...
Ecohealth Conferences: Events Highlights Involving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvementsAdapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition

Latest Results

As climate change and irrigation pressures mount in rural Tunisia, a multi-faceted research effort is giving rural communities the knowledge and tools to stem a growing tide of infection. Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) is on the move. This...
Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin America Helping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvementsAdapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition

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Research in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras confirms that low cost and locally sustainable home improvements provide a sustainable means of controlling the spread of Chagas disease.It begins with mild symptoms—typically aches, fever, and...
Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural Tunisia Preventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvementsAdapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition

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Ongoing research in Malawi shows that agro-ecological farming strategies—especially intercropping with legumes—bring many benefits in the context of climate change: healthier soils, improved nutrition, and more resilient farming systems. According...
Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvements Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition
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