The Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS) recently released its third newsletter to highlight the exciting work that partners are doing to advance evidence-informed policymaking (EIP) in their countries.
An artificial intelligence (AI) research project is playing a pivotal role in pandemic public health decision-making in several countries across Africa. IDRC is working with research teams that include the leaders of national taskforces, who help to ensure that research is turned into action.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic due to the emergence of SARS-CoV2, which causes COVID-19, a potentially lethal respiratory infection. To date, apart from the novel Molnupiravir and Ritonavir, there are no orally or nasally administered antiviral agents to prevent or treat SARS-CoV2 infections.
Key findings of an IDRC-funded project in the West Bank — Reproductive health needs of Palestinian refugee camp adolescent girls: From evidence to policy — include the importance of engaging the community in COVID-19 prevention efforts and providing assistance to those in need.
With funding from IDRC, a research team from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a large international population research effort coordinated by McMaster University’s Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), is studying why some people get COVID-19 and others do not.
The Canada Gairdner International Award 2021 was presented to Dr. Daniel J. Drucker whose work in diabetes research is funded through the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program, a partnership between IDRC, the Azrieli Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Israel Science Foundation that supports leading-edge biomedical research.