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From Antigua and Barbuda to Chile, IDRC’s Latin America and the Caribbean regional office serves the diverse countries and communities of the region.
 
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Two IDRC researchers part of Future of Latin American Science

Two IDRC researchers are included in a list of scientific leaders dubbed The Future of Latin American Science. The list, compiled by Que Pasa magazine and LatinAmericanScience.org, recognizes 30 Latin American scientists under the age of 40 whose...

Grantees in Latin America honoured

IDRC grantees across Latin America and the Caribbean have been recognized for their contributions to international development.   Adriana Blanco Metzler, from the Costa Rica Institute for Research and Education on Nutrition, was recognized by the...

New initiative addresses vector-borne diseases in Venezuela

A new component of the Ecosalud program has been launched in Venezuela to develop locally-based strategies for control of vector-borne diseases. Ecosalud Venezuela is part of an IDRC-supported program, Ecohealth Field Building Leadership in...

New climate modeling tools help researchers in Latin America

Students and researchers from Guatemala and Dominican Republic recently participated in an innovative workshop on water and climate modeling. The workshop, part of an IDRC-funded project on water security and climate change in Central America and...

Latin American researchers honoured for innovative work in health

Researcher Joaquín Barnoya Pérez is a winner of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) 2013 World No Tobacco Day Awards. A long-time IDRC grantee, Barnoya’s extensive research has raised public awareness and...

Research explores the impact of new social protection programs in Latin America

Research supported by IDRC will evaluate the impacts of social protection programs available to people that do not have access to social security. Traditionally, social security funds have covered legally registered employees who contribute through...

Government highlights IDRC’s efforts in fighting hunger in Guatemala

​An IDRC project designed to supply the science needed to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition in Guatemala was launched by Canada’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (the Americas), the Honourable Diane Albonczy, in early December. The...

Tackling vector-borne diseases in Colombia

Ecosalud ETV Colombia is tackling dengue and malaria by strengthening local and national vector-borne disease control programs in Colombia.   The Colombian program is part of a regional effort, the Ecohealth Field Building Leadership in Prevention...

IDRC-supported ecohealth project in Peru wins national awards

Peru's Direccion General de Salud Ambiental (Environmental Health Directorate of the Ministry of Health) has been awarded two prizes for its success in preventing and controlling malaria in the North Coast of Peru: the grand prize for...

Fighting Malnutrition with Science in Guatemala

A three-year IDRC project to make food more secure and nutritious in Guatemala ─ a country with one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in the world ─ was launched in Guatemala on December 5. Food Insecurity and Under-Nutrition in Guatemala...

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