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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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Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia

Over the last three decades, 4,000 doctors have left Ethiopia for specialized training abroad. But very few return home to practice their specialty. Now, thanks to the Toronto-Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM)...


News

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...

IDRC launches new initiative to increase capacity in health systems research in Asia

11/06/2014

Asia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening InitiativeCanada’s International Development Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce the Asia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative, a new joint initiative of IDRC’s Governance for...

Events

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

Over the last three decades, 4,000 doctors have left Ethiopia for specialized training abroad. But very few return home to practice their specialty. Now, thanks to the Toronto-Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM)...
Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaEcohealth research helps prevent liver cancer in Southeast AsiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in MozambiquePush for higher tobacco taxes in West AfricaUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food security

Latest Results

Thailand has the highest rates of the deadly liver cancer, cholangiocarinoma, in the world. One of the causes of this cancer is the liver fluke parasite, Opisthorchis viverrini. In parts of northeast Thailand, nearly 85% of the population is...
Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia Ecohealth research helps prevent liver cancer in Southeast AsiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in MozambiquePush for higher tobacco taxes in West AfricaUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food security

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Engaging with communities is critical to helping design healthcare systems and to encourage people to invest in their own health. Cooperation between researchers, community members, and health workers helps to address health concerns and inform...
Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaEcohealth research helps prevent liver cancer in Southeast Asia Community and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in MozambiquePush for higher tobacco taxes in West AfricaUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food security

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For the tobacco industry, West Africa is a lucrative market. Although detrimental to health, tobacco consumption is on the rise, particularly among young people. Stringent tax policies on tobacco products are a proven strategy to counter tobacco use...
Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaEcohealth research helps prevent liver cancer in Southeast AsiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in Mozambique Push for higher tobacco taxes in West AfricaUsing smartphones to improve animal health and food security

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A smartphone application developed with IDRC support is helping primary animal health workers (PAHWs) in Laos PDR to quickly and accurately answer questions and treat poultry. The app is also helping farmers raise healthier animals and improve their...
Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaEcohealth research helps prevent liver cancer in Southeast AsiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in MozambiquePush for higher tobacco taxes in West Africa Using smartphones to improve animal health and food security
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