1. To improve patient care and track referrals, Dr. Abdullah Saleh and ICChange will network clinics in one of Africa’s largest slums

    On February 9, 2012, Dr. Saleh was awarded a $100,000 grant to further develop this innovation.

    For more information visit grandchallenges.ca

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  2. Dr. Richard Lester uses cell phones as tools for reminders and follow-up to help patients stay with their HIV/AIDS treatment and improve care outcomes.

    On February 9, 2012, Dr. Lester was awarded a $100,000 grant to further develop this innovation.

    For more information visit grandchallenges.ca

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  3. Artificial limbs are a matter of necessity for people with lower-limb amputations. However, due to a lack of affordable and functional technologies, there is a large unmet need in low and middle income countries. With key research partners around the world, we are developing affordable mobility technologies to reduce disability.

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  4. To prevent unnecessary deaths from disease overtreatment, Dr. Michael Serpe is developing a low-cost and user-friendly diagnostic.

    On February 9, 2012, Dr. Serpe was awarded a $100,000 grant to further develop this innovation.

    For more information visit grandchallenges.ca

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  5. Dr. Karim Damji is a Canada Rising Star in Global Health.

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Karim Damji’s innovation aims to prevent blindness through access to cost-effective and quality glaucoma care.

    For more innovations from Round 2 of Canada's Rising Stars in Global Health, please visit grandchallenges.ca/grand-challenges/gc1-stars/canadasrisingstars/round2grantees/

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Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health Round 2 Winners

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Through a rigorous peer review process, nineteen innovators’ proposals were selected from across Canada each receiving a grant of $100,000. If their ideas are robust, effective, and proven, the innovators will be eligible for an additional scale–up grant…


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Through a rigorous peer review process, nineteen innovators’ proposals were selected from across Canada each receiving a grant of $100,000. If their ideas are robust, effective, and proven, the innovators will be eligible for an additional scale–up grant of up to $1 million for each proposal. There will be three rounds of Canadian Rising Stars for a total of $20 million. Of this amount, approximately $14 million will be available for scale-up grants.

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.

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