Addressing maternal and child health in fragile contexts
Creative solutions can overcome barriers to access to health services in fragile contexts.
Research findings are catalyst to nationwide HIV prevention trial in Botswana
New research into HIV prevention has led to a groundbreaking national trial for HIV prevention in Botswana.
Studying deaths can save lives
Knowing what is killing mothers and children in Ethiopia is vital — it will help save lives by ensuring that public health money is spent wisely.
Unpacking the disruptive potential of blockchain technology for human development.
Take heart in an initiative aiming to bring universal healthcare to Pakistan
Heartfile has developed an innovative model of health financing that enrolls primarily public sector health facilities.
The world needs more women scientists
Women are significantly underrepresented in science, making up only 28% of all researchers globally — and the disparity is even greater in the fields of natural sciences and engineering.
Fostering an Internet for women’s empowerment
Coding Rights leverages creative feminist approaches to support online rights
Golden girls: The hidden role of women in Africa's artisanal mines
Nakacho was one of just a handful of women at this artisanal mining site who had managed to break away from the roles generally ascribed to her gender to become a part-owner of a mine shaft.
Could affordable daycare be the key to unlocking women’s earning power in Africa?
Balancing childcare and income generation is a problem faced by mothers around the world.
The Pampas are vanishing under water
Threatened by floods, the Pampas of Argentina are vanishing.
Maternal and child health is a community affair in Senegal
In Senegal, neighbourhood women known as godmothers bring vital maternal and child healthcare information to isolated women. Research is finding ways to make their work sustainable and better valued by the national health system.
Global warming is threatening coffee production and the economies of small countries that rely on it to make a living. In Colombia, producers and scientists are keeping a close eye on the situation.
The mango-saving molecule
In India, the mango is known as "the king of fruits", but it is also very fragile.
Including women in work
Latin American enterprises are proving that “for profit” can also mean “for social good”
Smoking: Africa fights back
Determined to prevent disaster, Senegal is taking the lead in the war against tobacco.
The power of daycare
One of the first formal evaluations of a daycare program in India for low-income households could provide empirical evidence that will improve gender equality across the country and beyond.
Exploring eco-health in China and Southeast Asia
An international research team aims to protect human health and the environment by improving agricultural practices in four Asian countries.
IDRC-supported project influencing government policy in Kenya
Kenya’s population is becoming increasingly urban; more than half of Nairobi’s residents live in informal settlements (slums) plagued by cramped living conditions and poor access to basic services.
AFRIpads: the anti-dropout pad
In Africa, one in ten teenage girls misses school or drops out because of her periods. However, Canadian researchers found that reusable sanitary pads might be just what’s needed to keep girls in school.
Protecting digital rights in Pakistan
The work of activist and lawyer Nighat Dad embodies the digital rights dichotomy facing Pakistan and many other developing countries.
Bridging cultural and social divides for indigenous health in Peru
Health authorities are committed to implementing intercultural health programs as a means to eliminate the health differences between indigenous peoples and the rest of the population
Leishmaniasis: sickness without borders
A fly carrying a deadly parasite is endemic in the jungles of the Iguazu Falls, located where the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet.
Six keys to opportunity for Latin America’s poor rural areas
Latin American researchers have identified six factors that can spell the difference between growth and stagnation in rural areas. Key is a strong coalition of all stakeholders.
Coping with water crisis in Cuba
Cuba’s economic decline has led to a slow but steady deterioration of water supplies and sanitation services.
The daughter deficit — Exploring declining sex ratios in India
Female population equals or slightly surpasses the number of males, except in India.
Taking control of air pollution in Mexico city
The United Nations described Mexico City’s air as the most polluted on the planet
Breaking the cycle of poverty in Ethiopia
Communities in the highlands of Ethiopia face what seems to be a simple problem: not enough food.
Mining, contamination, and health in Ecuador
Research leads to action to improve human health.
Worldwide, thousands of different types of chemicals pose serious risks to human and ecosystems’ health.