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Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in China

IDRC-funded research is using mathematical modelling to influence local and national policies in China to reduce HIV transmission.    Treatment as preventionEarlier research conducted under Modelling and controlling infectious diseases project...

Flexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa

Research in Africa has shown that flexible intellectual property policies can lead to greater innovation and development.  The Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) research project investigated the unique collaborative...

Research findings are catalyst to nationwide rollout of HIV prevention program in Botswana

Remarkable new research into HIV prevention among the "choice disabled" — vulnerable groups less able to make the right choices to protect themselves — has led to a nationwide rollout of three intervention programs in Botswana. Three years...

Strengthening the field of ecohealth research in Latin America and the Caribbean

Vector-borne diseases are a significant public health concern in Latin America and the Caribbean and are responsible for one million years of potential life loss due to premature death or disability. Building on over a decade of ecohealth research...

Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition

Ongoing research in Malawi shows that agro-ecological farming strategies—especially intercropping with legumes—bring many benefits in the context of climate change: healthier soils, improved nutrition, and more resilient farming systems. According...

Community and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in Mozambique

Engaging with communities is critical to helping design healthcare systems and to encourage people to invest in their own health. Cooperation between researchers, community members, and health workers helps to address health concerns and inform...

Using smartphones to improve animal health and food security

A smartphone application developed with IDRC support is helping primary animal health workers (PAHWs) in Laos PDR to quickly and accurately answer questions and treat poultry. The app is also helping farmers raise healthier animals and improve their...

ART drugs help reduce HIV transmission, Chinese study finds

Providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to the HIV-positive partner in couples where only one person has HIV can reduce HIV transmission rates, at least in the short term, a Chinese study has found. Results of the study, led by IDRC Research Chair...

Improving access to healthcare with eHealth in sub-Saharan Africa

Health systems across Africa are hindered by inadequate resources and growing disease burdens. Access to timely and affordable health services is needed to manage diseases and improve health and well-being. The growing field of electronic health...

Building equitable health systems in Latin America

In Latin America, primary health care (PHC) is often of poor quality and delivered unevenly. The region’s segmented health systems make it difficult to provide equal access to services across multiple subsystems. To ensure more equitable health care...

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