Advancing Global Health Innovation

Reporting Organization:Grand Challenges Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 7,699,353
Timeframe: September 6, 2016 - March 31, 2019
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Grand Challenges Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 2,714,791.87 (35.26%)

South America - $ 1,606,854.97 (20.87%)

Southeast Asia - $ 769,935.30 (10.00%)

Central America - $ 702,950.93 (9.13%)

South Asia - $ 629,807.08 (8.18%)

East Asia - $ 559,742.96 (7.27%)

North Africa - $ 364,949.33 (4.74%)

Central Asia - $ 349,550.63 (4.54%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Primary Health Care (90 %)

Nutrition (10 %)

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The project aims to improve the physical and mental health of the most vulnerable living in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) by providing funding and technical support to innovators who have identified solutions. The project focuses on the second phase of Grand Challenges Canada’s innovation platform which includes testing and piloting innovations, developing strategic partnerships, leveraging private sector funding and know-how and business and marketing plans to enable their further development. Grants of up to CAD 1 million are awarded to Canadian and LMIC innovators who have demonstrated their innovation works and can be prepared for take up by the private sector, international organizations and LMIC governments.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for the project include: (1) increased effectiveness of innovators in scaling and sustaining their innovations; and (2) increased use of innovations by health sector intermediaries and beneficiaries in LMICs.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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