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Mar 10, 2014, 08:51 ET Smartphone app reads blood oxygen levels, capitalized with new $2 million Canadian private-public investment, device could save lives of women and children in low-resource countries

Major new investment in LGTmedical's Phone Oximeter™ will advance it towards developing world use Government of Canada $1 million investment, part of new $10 million partnership with Grand Challenges ...


Mar 05, 2014, 11:46 ET Grand Challenges Canada Welcomes Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Saving Brains Initiative

TORONTO, March 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has joined the Saving Brains initiative today by launching the Grand Challenges Explorations topic 'Explore New Ways to Measure...


Feb 24, 2014, 09:02 ET Grand Challenges Canada signs Programme of Cooperation with Government of India

Strengthening relationship with India's Department of Biotechnology will address health and development challenges through innovation TORONTO, Canada, and NEW DELHI, India, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ -...


Feb 11, 2014, 20:25 ET Grand Challenges Canada Welcomes Government of Canada's Commitment to Innovation and Development

Support will enable new innovations in global health and unlock potential of low- and middle-income countries OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Grand Challenges Canada today commended the federal...


Jan 22, 2014, 11:31 ET Grand Challenges Canada welcomes creation of Grand Challenges Israel

New initiative builds on strong Canada-Israel relationship with innovation TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Dr. Peter A. Singer, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada, offered his...


Jan 10, 2014, 01:00 ET Mobile Phones, Apps, Throw Lifeline to Shunned Sufferers of Brain and Mental Disorders in Remote World Corners

Grand Challenges Canada extends $7.7 million to 22 projects In Bhutan: Clinical test of new app for diagnosing seizure disorders; $300 device could vastly increase epilepsy treatment - estimated 65...


Jan 06, 2014, 12:10 ET Grand Challenges Canada and CONCYTEC collaborate to support global health innovation in Peru

TORONTO and LIMA, Perú, Jan. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, and the National Council for Science, Technology, & Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC) of...


Nov 21, 2013, 02:00 ET Imaginative: 83 Bold Innovations to Improve Global Health Receive Grand Challenges Canada Funding

Among novel ideas to reduce disease, save lives in developing world: Diagnostic diapers to detect deadly rotavirus; Rolling water barrel; Special yogurt offsets pesticides, heavy metals, toxins in...


Nov 12, 2013, 13:50 ET Grand Challenges Canada, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Bernard van Leer Foundation and Grand Challenges Brazil Initiative of Brazil Ministry of Health join forces to save kids' brains in

TORONTO, CANADA and SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, and the Maria Cecília Souto Vidigal Foundation are announcing an agreement to ...


Oct 23, 2013, 02:00 ET "Saving Brains" of kids in developing countries: Grand Challenges Canada funds 14 Bold New Ideas

Four Bold Ideas with Big Impact nominated for scale-up grants of up to $2 million Ten projects awarded $270,000, including one to reduce harm to brains of pre-term babies caused by pain of multiple...


Sep 23, 2013, 09:28 ET New Investment Fund Will Advance Late-Stage Vaccines and other Global Health Technologies

JPMorgan Chase, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and partners announce successful capital raise for first-of-its-kind investment product NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - A new investment fund...


Sep 16, 2013, 09:00 ET ChipCare's handheld analyzer attracts one of Canada's largest-ever healthcare angel investments

Device could significantly improve HIV diagnostics in developing world OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - An innovative, handheld point-of-care analyzer, developed by ChipCare Corporation, has secured...


Apr 29, 2013, 02:00 ET Inventive: 102 Bold New Global Health Ideas Win Grand Challenges Canada Funding

59 creative, out-of-box health innovations devised in 13 low- and middle-income countries, plus 43 from Canada, share $10.9 million in seed grants and a single goal: reduce debilitating disease, save ...


Apr 04, 2013, 14:43 ET New Grand Challenges India welcomed by Grand Challenges Canada

TORONTO, April 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The launch of Grand Challenges India, and its addition to a growing international network of organizations promoting health innovation through a challenge approach, was ...


Nov 22, 2012, 07:00 ET Canada's Stars in Global Health shine from sea to sea & win funding from Grand Challenges Canada

From cities all across the country, 17 Canadians are selected for their bold out-of-the-box ideas to tackle debilitating disease and save lives in the Developing World TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ -...


Oct 10, 2012, 07:30 ET To Mark World Mental Health Day, Grand Challenges Canada Announces Bold Innovations to Tackle a Staggering Health Issue: Mental Health Disorders in the Developing World, including Countries

A first in research funding, Grand Challenges Canada offers $19.4 million for bold ideas to address "the most neglected of neglected diseases". Mental health patients are often stigmatized,...


Sep 13, 2012, 07:00 ET Tackling Maternal Depression, Kangaroo Mother Care for Premature Babies, Nutrition Interventions, Early Treatment for Malaria - all part of 11 Diverse Innovations to Dramatically Improve Developing

Grand Challenges Canada Announces $11.8 million in funding for Bold, Breakthrough Innovations through its Saving Brains Initiative TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - As many as 200 million children fail ...


Jul 14, 2012, 08:30 ET Media Advisory - Two Canadians Compete with International Innovators to Save Lives of Developing World Moms and their Babies. Winners Announced Today

SEATTLE, July 14, 2012 /CNW/ - On July 14, Melinda Gates will announce the winners of Saving Lives at Birth's international funding competition designed to accelerate innovations to save the lives of ...


Apr 17, 2012, 15:10 ET Grand Challenges Canada Welcomes Creation of Grand Challenges Brazil

Like Grand Challenges Canada, the New Brazilian Commitment Focuses on Innovation to Address Global Health Issues TORONTO, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Dr. Peter A. Singer, CEO of Grand Challenges Canada,...


Feb 09, 2012, 05:00 ET Grand Challenges Canada Announces Canada's New Rising Stars in Global Health - Innovators Dedicated to Improving Health in the Developing World

Vancouver, Edmonton, Waterloo, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City all share in the pride of their "Rising Stars" as the Innovators develop bold out-of-the box ideas to save lives TORONTO, Feb. 9, 2012 ...


Sep 20, 2010, 15:00 ET Grand Challenges Canada Announces Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health

Request For Proposals VANCOUVER, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - Grand Challenges Canada CEO Peter A. Singer announced today the Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health requests for proposals. This unique program is ...


Sep 16, 2010, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - Grand Challenges Canada Announces a Challenge to Canadian
Rising Stars: Funding for Bold and Creative Discoveries in Global Health

VANCOUVER, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - A bold new funding program encouraging young Canadian Scientists to find innovative and creative solutions to pressing health challenges in the developing world is being...


May 03, 2010, 10:30 ET Grand Challenges Canada Created to Energize and Harness Canadian and
Developing World Innovation to Address Developing World's Most Pressing
Health Problems

Grand Challenges Canada Launches its First Grand Challenge, Point-of-Care Diagnostics, with the Goal of Saving Lives through Innovation. TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister...


May 03, 2010, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - Unique Canadian global health organization created to bring
solutions to health challenges and save lives in developing countries

TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ - In the developing world, 9 million children die each year before their fifth birthday. Almost one million people, many of them children, die each year of malaria. The health...


Apr 29, 2010, 08:30 ET Media Advisory - Unique Canadian global health organization created to bring
solutions to health challenges and save lives in developing countries

TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - In the developing world, 9 million children die each year before their fifth birthday. Almost one million people, many of them children, die each year of malaria. The health ...