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Opinion: It is the global community's responsibility to help eradicate tuberculosis

WORLD TB DAY: McGill International TB Centre Director Marcel A. Behr reminds us that tuberculosis affects and kills millions, and that Canada is affected. Read  the op-ed here. Learn more about World TB day here.

Published on : 24 Mar 2015

Grant Opportunity: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges

Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round.   Proposals are being accepted on the following topics:  •             Addressing Newborn and Infant Gut Health Through Bacteriophage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering

Published on : 05 Mar 2015

WHO releases its third report on Neglected Tropical Diseases

The World Health Organization has released its third report on neglected tropical diseases. Its main recommendation: for governments to increase domestic investments to address social and health inequities. To learn more: http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/Third_report_2015/en/

Published on : 02 Mar 2015

Calls for Proposals: Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development - Round 5

USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours.

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Published on : 26 Feb 2015

Funding opportunity: Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects

"Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is pleased to launch the competition for the Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects for research projects taking place between June 2015 and August 2017. The Canada-Brazil Awards-Joint Research Projects provide scholarships for exchanges of researchers and graduate students in support of reciprocal, team-based research projects between Canadian and Brazilian universities in key areas of mutual cooperation.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2015

Social Innovation in Health Initiative 2015

"The Social Innovation in Health Initiative is an international collaboration between various partners. The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University lead the implementation of this initiative and TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, hosted at the World Health Organization in Geneva, provides technical and financial support.

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Published on : 17 Jan 2015

Consortium of Universities for Global Health 6th Annual Conference

Mobilizing Research for Global Health Sheraton Boston Hotel | Boston, Massachusetts March 26 – 28, 2015 with Special Satellite Sessions March 25, 2015 Download conference flyer

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Published on : 16 Jan 2015

RRSPQ graduate student and postdoctoral fellow travel award

Deadline: 20 February 2015 Le Regroupement Stratégique Santé Mondiale du RRSPQ is pleased to announce its competition to support Québec graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in disseminating the results of their global health-related thesis research. The goal of the competition is to offer fellowships to graduate students to travel to their study site to present their results. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED AS ONE PDF FILE

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Published on : 16 Jan 2015

A face-to-face with our research leaders: Interview with Dr. Madhukar Pai

Read the most McGill University Health Centre interview with Dr. Madhukar Pai "In its broadest sense, global health is about making the world a healthier place. Each of us can choose to make a contribution here, regardless of our discipline, training, or specialization. In addition to excelling in our chosen field, optimism is a key quality – we need to believe that we can make a difference."

Published on : 18 Dec 2014

Call for proposals: The Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

On May 28 to 30, 2014, Canada made a committment of $3.5 billion to improve the health of mothers and children for the period of 2015–2020 to end the preventable deaths of mothers, newborn and children younger than age five. These efforts are threefold, focused on strengthening health systems, reducing the burden of leading diseases, and improving nutrition.

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Published on : 10 Nov 2014

New Grand Challenges funding opportunities

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for three new Grand Challenges:

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Published on : 18 Oct 2014

Grand Challenges Canada Annual Report 2013−2014 released

Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, supports Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health.   Since their launch in 2010, Grand Challenges Canada has supported 538 projects in more than 70 countries, totaling $148M, and leveraged $190M in additional funding, including significant private sector investment.

Published on : 18 Oct 2014

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations, which has awarded over 1070 grants in over 58 countries to date. Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2014

Canada Gairdner Global Health Symposium: A New Dawn for Tropical Disease

The annual Canada Gairdner Global Health Symposium is upcoming on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the MaRS Auditorium. The symposium will be celebrating the work of Dr. Satoshi Omura, who discovered the microorganism that would lead to the development of ivermectin, by focusing on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The event will be webcasted for those who cannot attend in person, and will be posting that information in the coming weeks.

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Published on : 26 Sep 2014

Dr. Peter Small, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish, 1-2pm

As part of its 2nd Annual Trainee Research Day invites you to hear our keynote speaker: Dr. Peter Small, MD Deputy Director, TB, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation   Modernizing DOTS   Wednesday June 18, 2014 Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 McTavish 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   ALL ARE WELCOME  

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Published on : 06 Jun 2014