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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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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

At the frontiers of health science: $35 million research program launched

25/06/2015

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Finance, announced the launch of the Canada-Israel Health Research Program in Toronto on behalf of the Minister of Health. Managed in part by Canada’s IDRC, the seven-year, $35 million program is a...

APHRC wins prestigious 2015 United Nations Population Award

11/05/2015

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) has won the 2015 United Nations Population Award. APHRC is a leading pan-African research institution based in Nairobi, Kenya, that conducts high quality policy-relevant research on...

Events

Researchers, health advocates to meet at University of Ghana to debate health policy issues in West Africa

22/06/2015

Approximately two dozen mid-career academics, researchers, civil servants, and civil society advocates will gather at the University of Ghana’s School of Public Health June 22-23, 2015 to deliberate how to strengthen health policy and systems within...

Highlight: Pioneer of oral rehydration therapy visits IDRC's Asia regional office in Delhi

16/03/2015

Dr Richard A. Cash was a guest lecturer at the IDRC Asia Regional Office in New Delhi on March 16, 2015. Dr Cash is renowned for his pioneering work on oral rehydration therapy (ORT), a practical treatment for cholera and other diseases causing...

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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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