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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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Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in China

IDRC-funded research is using mathematical modelling to influence local and national policies in China to reduce HIV transmission.    Treatment as prevention Earlier research conducted under Modelling and controlling infectious diseases project...


News

Call for applications for 2015 Ecohealth summer course

13/02/2015

The eighth annual short ecohealth summer course will be hosted at the University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM) from June 3-16, 2015. Applications are now open to graduate students, professionals, and practitioners interested in ecohealth. The...

Forum unveils innovative approaches to secure health care rights for Guatemala’s indigenous communities

05/01/2015

Eighty-eight representatives from 37 rural indigenous municipalities in Guatemala shared knowledge and strategies about monitoring and evaluating public policies and healthcare services, especially for indigenous communities. They gathered at the...

Events

World Congress on Public Health to focus on healthy people, healthy environment

11/02/2015

The 14th World Congress on Public Health will be held February 11 to 15, 2015, at Science City, Kolkata, India. This year's theme is "Healthy People – Healthy Environment." The Indian Public Health Organization (IPHA) and the World...

Highlight: Third Global Symposium on Health Systems

30/09/2014

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has turned a powerful spotlight on health systems around the world and on the importance of ensuring the rights and dignity of users of those systems and the professionals who work within them. In October, some 2...

Latest Results

IDRC-funded research is using mathematical modelling to influence local and national policies in China to reduce HIV transmission.    Treatment as prevention Earlier research conducted under Modelling and controlling infectious diseases project...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaFlexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Research findings are catalyst to nationwide rollout of HIV prevention program in BotswanaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthReducing the risk of rabies in Bali

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Research in Africa has shown that flexible intellectual property policies can lead to greater innovation and development.  The Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) research project investigated the unique collaborative...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in China Flexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Research findings are catalyst to nationwide rollout of HIV prevention program in BotswanaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthReducing the risk of rabies in Bali

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Remarkable new research into HIV prevention among the "choice disabled" — vulnerable groups less able to make the right choices to protect themselves — has led to a nationwide rollout of three intervention programs in Botswana. Three years...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaFlexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Research findings are catalyst to nationwide rollout of HIV prevention program in BotswanaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthReducing the risk of rabies in Bali

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For more than a decade, IDRC has supported a large number of researchers, research networks, and global institutions in their efforts to build stronger, more equitable health systems. Equipped with strong evidence, IDRC grantees are leading the way...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaFlexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Research findings are catalyst to nationwide rollout of HIV prevention program in Botswana Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthReducing the risk of rabies in Bali

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Tourism is an important driver of economic growth throughout Southeast Asia. However, a booming tourism industry has caused dramatic changes to populations and ecosystems through rapid urbanization, extensive land development, and the exploitation...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaFlexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Research findings are catalyst to nationwide rollout of HIV prevention program in BotswanaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health Reducing the risk of rabies in Bali
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