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Grand Challenges Canada announces innovative rising stars in global health
Date:6/29/2011

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    "When I ran the in the Olympic Torch Relay with my wife Sandra, we felt a sense of pride in Canada as we had never felt before," says Joseph L. Rotman, Chair of Grand Challenges Canada. "I feel the same sense of pride about these outstanding Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health who demonstrate the leadership Canadians can and do contribute to the international community."

    Says Dr. Peter A. Singer, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada: "These innovators are dedicated to bringing change to the world's poorest countries. They believe Canada has a leadership role in improving health conditions in the developing world. Collectively they are a source of pride for our country."

    "We are enabling Canadians to make their contribution to global health challenges, in collaboration with colleagues in low- and middle-income countries. Grand Challenges Canada is just beginning to tap that potential," says Dr. Singer.

    In a first for a Canadian grant application process, these innovators each produced a short video to explain their ideas to Canadians. These videos are as creative as the ideas proposed, showing our innovators in a new engaging light. To watch the videos visit '/>"/>


  • Contact: Lyn Whitham
    lyn.whitham@grandchallenges.ca
    647-281-7182
    McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health
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