Grand Challenges Canada Funds Innovative Ideas to Solve Global Health Problems
May 1, 2013
"Grand Challenges Canada just announced grants of $100,000 for 102 imaginative new ideas to tackle health problems in resource-poor countries," Inter Press Service reports, noting, "Of these, 59 grants went to researchers in 13 low- and middle-income nations worldwide." IPS continues, "Although the 102 ideas are selected through a peer-review process, at this early point they aren't much more than inspired ideas. ... If any of these raw ideas prove effective, the innovators will be eligible for an additional Grand Challenges Canada scale-up funding of up to $1 million." The news service highlights some of the ideas, including "a test strip you touch with your tongue to see if you have a deadly disease," "a mobile phone game to prevent HIV," and a sanitation system that turns "untreated human waste from slums ... into marketable products" (Leahy, 4/30).
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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