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
• Explore New Ways to Measure Delivery and Use of Digital Financial Services Data
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/
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.
"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.
"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. Together, we are searching for novel solutions that have improved healthcare delivery in the Global South.
Mobilizing Research for Global Health
Sheraton Boston Hotel | Boston, Massachusetts
March 26 – 28, 2015
with Special Satellite Sessions March 25, 2015
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
"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."
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.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for three new Grand Challenges:
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.
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.