In this issue, learn how indigenous and women’s health services are being improved in Peru. Save the date for our International Women’s Day event, and don’t forget to apply for current funding opportunities.

IDRC Bulletin logoIDRC Bulletin — February 2017

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baby on board, Peru

Bridging cultural and social divides for indigenous health in Peru

Significant health differences exist between indigenous peoples and the rest of the population in Latin America. Intercultural health programs are bridging the gap between Western-style medicine and traditional practices in government-provided health services. IDRC-supported researchers are studying these initiatives to understand the implementation challenges facing these programs, including factors such as social inequity.

Find out how
Next-generation models for Canadian collaboration in international development
Seeking innovative approaches to improve livestock vaccines
New cyber policy Think Tank Initiative in the Global South
Investing in government science advice to improve policymaking
Minister Bibeau announces support to empower women and youth in Haiti
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Upcoming events
International Women’s Day: Is innovation sexist?
Where: Ottawa, ON
When: March 8, 2017
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Research in action

Mother and child in a courtyard

Women worldwide are missing out
Beyond the double burden of work and home responsibilities, women face many disadvantages gaining access to training, finance, and markets. This article, originally published on Agenda, the World Economic Forum blog, offers solutions to achieve economic growth that benefits all.


Dr Oscar Daniel Salomon

Leishmaniasis: sickness without borders
A deadly parasitic disease is being spread by tiny sandflies on the southern border of Brazil that adjoins Paraguay and Argentina. The number of cases is on the rise, and researchers are working to improve prevention and control.

mothers with their babies in a clinic in Peru
Maternal health enters the information age in Peru
Women face high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity in the developing world, but most of these cases are preventable. Mobile technology is providing solutions such as text message reminders and e-health records that are being used to collect and share health data to improve the lives of women in Peru. Presented in partnership with Canadian Geographic, these stories are published monthly on the Charting Change blog.
IDRC Books
Book cover: Putting knowledge to work

Putting Knowledge to Work
Funders and beneficiaries are pressing civil society organizations to be more professional and efficient, strategic and impactful. But the key role that knowledge plays in the efforts of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is often underrated, even by NGOs themselves. This book explores how the brains of such organizations actually function to deliver outcomes and impacts.


Careers and competitions
Call for expressions of interest: Strengthening cyber policy centres in the Global South
Deadline: March 15, 2017 by 11p.m.
Call for proposals: Obstacles to innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean
Deadline: March 15, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. (PDF, 204KB)
Call for proposals: Innovations to improve livestock vaccines
Deadline: March 21, 2017 by 12p.m.
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