Mother and Child Health International Research Network

The Mother and Child International Health Research Project ( is a demand-driven, participatory and non-proprietary online space for maternal-child health researchers to engage in online collaboration activities - often facilitated by "Web 2.0" technologies. Web 2.0 is a term that encompasses several second generation Internet-based services that strengthen online collaboration - specific examples of Web 2.0 tools include wikis, blogs, folksonomies and social networking sites. Focusing on engaging scientists in low-income countries, the project is expected to strengthen local linkages between scientists - and in time, perhaps contribute to a core of well-versed, local, respected scientists which could emerge to influence health policies at various levels.

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Start Date

Thursday, June 1, 2006

End Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


24 months

IDRC Officer

Elder, Laurent

Total funding

CA$ 87,100


Networked Economies

Project Leader

Dr. J. Richard Hamilton


Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

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