IDRC
Academic and Research Institution based in Canada

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13 May 2018 description

IDRC support for the Global Health Institute at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is building local leaders and finding solutions for challenges such as conflict medicine, refugee health, and the growing burden of nutrition and obesity-related diseases.

29 Mar 2018 description

By Montasser Kamal

Access to information and services for contraception and birth spacing are critical to maternal and child health programming. It is no surprise then, that IDRC is supporting research in sub-Saharan Africa to investigate emerging questions and to propose ways to improve the reproductive health of women and adolescents. 

29 Mar 2018 description

By Lisa Hiwasaki, Lowine Hill

Gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, and physical ability influence how individuals experience climate change and adapt to its impact. Although women, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, the poor, and youth contribute the least to the phenomenon of climate change (e.g., in terms of emissions of greenhouse gases), they are often the most vulnerable to its effects.

01 Mar 2018 description

Posted by Alanna Mitchell on February 22, 2018

In the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake, online opportunities are arising that could help resurrect the Caribbean nation

Haitians were already the poorest people in the Western Hemisphere when a massive earthquake struck just southwest of the capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010.

30 Jan 2018 description

Despite extreme poverty, Bangladesh has made great strides towards improving the health of women and children. Since the mid-1980s, the maternal mortality rate has fallen by one-third, and in the last decade the child mortality rate has been cut in half. Improved life expectancy, immunization coverage, and tuberculosis and diarrhea control are also part of this remarkable success story.

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