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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...

IDRC Bulletin — Summer 2014

In this issue, find out more details on IDRC's participation at the EcoHealth 2014 Conference on August 11-15 at the Université du Québec à Montréal. IDRC will be hosting two special conference sessions and two pre-conference workshops.    Featured...

IDRC Bulletin — April 2014

In this issue, IDRC celebrates World Health Day. Learn more about some of IDRC's global health policy programs, which support research that strengthen health systems and improve equitable access to primary healthcare.    Featured this month ...

Top stories of 2013 on IDRC.ca

      From promoting democracy to improving health and increasing prosperity, the most popular stories on our website last year showcase IDRC-funded research tackling some of the most complex challenges in the developing world:       Tea...

Targeting non-communicable diseases: Beyond tobacco

The burden of disease is shifting, with an increasing portion of illness caused by non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer. These are the leading causes of death and disability around the world and will...

Commentary
Health research and policy in the Arab world: dealing with changing political landscapes

The Arab World is witnessing critical transitions that will affect the future of our communities. Research and science play an instrumental role in development by linking policy to the needs, demands, and aspirations of the community. Health...

AUB’s Faculty of Health Sciences and IDRC – an innovative and far-reaching partnership

Since 1954 the American University of Beirut’s (AUB) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) has sought knowledge and scientific evidence to guide policy decisions on healthcare issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The faculty teaches and...

Getting ahead of pandemics

The responses to the troubling news from China of a growing number of deaths from H7N9 are all too familiar. World public-health experts appear to be waiting for H7N9 to be declared a pandemic so they can launch their policies; scientists in the lab...

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