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The Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) [] is pleased to announce two new competitive calls to improve maternal, newborn, and child health in sub-Saharan Africa. GHRI is a collaboration of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the International Development Research Centre.

Call for Proposals: Health Policy and Research Organizations
- Two grants of a maximum of CA$2.5 million each will be awarded (one for West Africa and one for East Africa) for a duration of 68 months.
- Deadline for Application: June 11, 2014.

Call for Letters of Intent: Implementation Research Teams
- Approximately 20 grants of a maximum of CA$1.0 million each will be awarded for a duration of 54 months.
- Deadline for Application: May 20, 2014.

The calls are part of the GHRI new CA$36 million program to improve maternal, newborn, and child health, the Innovating for maternal and child health in Africa program. This seven-year program will fund leading African and Canadian researchers to find solutions to improve health systems for mothers and children. Together with African decision-makers, researchers will generate locally relevant, practical, and affordable innovations that can be scaled-up to other communities. Regional bodies will broker the knowledge gained to inform national and regional policymaking. This on the ground collaboration will have a lasting impact on the lives and futures of mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa.

The program will focus on sub-Saharan Africa, targeting those countries with among the lowest maternal and child health indicators in the region: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, and Tanzania.

This investment contributes to Canada’s leadership in maternal and child health and delivers on the country’s key innovation, international development, and foreign policy priorities. While focused on sub-Saharan Africa, it also strengthens Canada’s scientific base by creating research opportunities for Canadian scientists, with the potential to produce results that will also benefit Canadians.

Learn more about the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa program.


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