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Inspired: Canada funds 68 bold, inventive ways to improve health, save lives in developing countries
Date:11/22/2012

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  • Toronto: Dr. Cheng Lu has a unique idea for tackling clinic and hospital infections. A coating can be sprayed or wiped on surfaces; once applied, the long-lasting anti-bacterial components are activated by sunlight or artificial light. Easy to use and effective. (http://bit.ly/TDxU6L)

  • Kingston: Dr. Karen Yeates will employ cell phones to improve cervical cancer screening and detection. It is being tested in remote areas of Tanzania. (http://bit.ly/RSvWTK)

  • Ottawa: Dr. Marion Roche will use social marketing to rejuvenate interest in taking zinc to control childhood diarrhea. (http://bit.ly/QF7S8t)

  • Montreal: Dr. Philippe Archambault will use virtual reality to assist rehabilitation of stroke victims suffering from hand or arm immobilization. (http://bit.ly/T2rX7X)

  • Montreal: Dr. Hanna Kienzler's project is called "Defeating the Giant with a Slingshot" and is a novel approach to treating trauma in the developing world. The innovation results in blocking trauma memory and will be tested with torture victims in Nepal. (http://bit.ly/QF7TJx)

  • Montreal: Dr. Alexis Valle-Blisle is developing a meter to detect HIV infection in fewer than 5 minutes. This diagnostic will lead to earlier treatment of the disease. (http://bit.ly/XD4oFw)

  • Halifax: Dr. Patricia Livingston's project will improve emergency services with a specific focus on crisis management for mothers delivering babies. The project is being tested in Rwanda. (htt
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  • Contact: Terry Collins
    tc@tca.tc
    416-538-8712
    Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health

    Lyn Whitham
    lyn.whitham@grandchallenges.ca
    647-281-7182
    Grand Challenges Canada


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