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​Mental health and Citizenship: Breaking down barriers in Brazil and Canada

IDRC-funded research calls for a new approach to mental health care Around the world, people suffering from mental health issues struggle to exercise full citizenship in health care systems that leave little room for their independence. Could a...

IDRC Bulletin — April 2015

In this issue, in honour of World Health Day on April 7 and World Malaria Day on April 25, find out more about IDRC-supported research that is helping communities meet the health challenges that they face.  Featured this month IDRC on health and...

Building maternal e-health in Vietnam

​Researchers are harnessing mobile phone technology to provide ethnic minority women in Vietnam with crucial information about pregnancy, birth, and infant care.  Vietnam has made impressive strides in recent years in improving the health of...

Top stories of 2014 on IDRC.ca

      From increasing access to nutritious food to boosting women’s opportunities to lead safe and healthy lives, the most popular content featured on our homepage in 2014 showcases IDRC-funded research that has made a difference across the...

Participatory Action Research in Health Systems: Empowering people to lead change

A new publication, Participatory Action Research in Health Systems: a methods reader, was launched at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2014. The reader was published by the Regional Network...

Shelley Jones: Helping Ugandan girls stay in school

IDRC research awardee Shelley Jones travelled to Uganda to explore the obstacles the country’s young women face in their efforts to pursue secondary education. Her research motivated young social entrepreneurs to launch a company that is keeping...

Building emergency medicine in Ethiopia

Ethiopia faces a critical gap in emergency medical care. Canadian experts have paired with Addis Ababa University to develop a national research and training facility and graduate the country’s first emergency medicine specialists. In Ethiopia...

Expecting the unexpected:
how Canada is helping to prevent
the next disease outbreak

Infectious diseases know no borders, whether it’s Ebola spreading from Guinea to Liberia, measles in the Fraser Valley brought to Canada from the Philippines, or MERS claiming victims across the Middle East. These health crises are grim reminders...

Researchers vie for coverage at science writers conference

When talented scientists go head to head with experienced journalists in a Dragons' Den encounter, lively exchanges are liable to occur.   That is what happened at the June 2014 Canadian Science Writers' Association conference in Toronto, when...

IDRC contributes to the global fight
against HIV/AIDS

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) was one of the first international donor agencies to recognize the importance of HIV/AIDS as a development issue. Since the mid-1980s, IDRC has taken a broad approach to this research, based...

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