Apr
05

Nine new grants to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services in Africa

To mark World Health Day, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Global Affairs Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are announcing nine new research grants for Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa.

This $4.5 million commitment is the result of a call for proposals from the 19 implementation research teams under this partnership. The new grants will allow nine of these teams to scale up promising interventions and address the need for family-planning education, support for adolescent mothers, and sexual and reproductive health services and information. These grants complement the partnership’s existing investments in African and Canadian research teams to address the root causes of high maternal and child morbidity and mortality. 

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Apr
01

Factsheet - Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa: Greater Access, Better Data and Improved Quality of Care

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Oct
16

Abuja workshop calls for evidence-based policies to improve maternal and child health in Nigeria

Innovative interventions to improve maternal and child health in Nigeria were the focus of a workshop in Abuja on September 21, 2016. Nigeria has the second highest absolute number of maternal deaths and perinatal deaths in the world, contributing to approximately 15% of all maternal deaths worldwide.

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Jul
07

How can your research have more impact? Five key principles and practical tips for effective knowledge exchange.

Generating new knowledge is a relatively straightforward concept compared with the more unknown territory of getting knowledge to those that might need it. To ensure knowledge is useful, relationships must be built: two-way, long-term, trusting relationships between researchers and the people who need the new knowledge we are generating. Mark Reed and Anna Evely share their top five principles for effective knowledge exchange. Read more..

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