Who Knew Fresh Breath Could Save Lives?

A group of scientists at McMaster University have discovered that mouthwash strips may lead to more than just fresh breath. With a grant from Grand Challenges Canada, they are developing an easy to distribute method for administering vaccines thanks to a specific polymer in the strip that preserves the vaccines at room temperature.

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Guyana Help the Kids – Part III of our Grand Challenges Canada series

Innovate Development is pleased to present a weekly series featuring projects funded and supported by Grand Challenges Canada. This is the third in a four-part series in which we cover topics surrounding mothers and children in the Global South. For more information about Grand Challenges Canada, please see the bottom of this post or go to their website, www.grandchallenges.ca.   …

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‘E-Coupons for Mosquito Nets’ – Part II of our Grand Challenges Canada series

Innovate Development is pleased to present a weekly series featuring projects funded and supported by Grand Challenges Canada. This is the second in a four-part series in which we cover topics surrounding mothers and children in the Global South. For more information about Grand Challenges Canada, please see the bottom of this post or go to their website, www.grandchallenges.ca. ‘E-Coupons …

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Loving the Loo – Part One of the Grand Challenges Canada Series

iDE, a Winnipeg based non-profit organization that supports business opportunities in the developing world, will work with Nepali small business owners and local entrepreneurs to scale-up the production, marketing and sale of simple latrines using a novel approach successfully demonstrated in Cambodia and Nepal: marketing simple, low-cost toilets as a status symbol and sanitation as an affordable source of pride.

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Detecting Diarrhea in Diapers

We are all susceptible to the virus that causes diarrhea, the rotavirus, but it predominately effects young children and babies. Diarrhea is one of the worst symptomatic conditions one can have as it rapidly drains the body of fluids. Thankfully, there are a number of treatments that can cure this condition. But before it can be treated, a medical professional …

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