The Health Research Caucus event on Global Health Research and Innovation hosted by the Chair of the Caucus, Senator Kelvin K. Ogilvie, and Vice-Chairs, Ms. Carol Hughes and Dr. Kirsty Duncan, was held on Parliament Hill on May 11th, 2015.
Canada has a role to play in ensuring not only that Canadians remain healthy, but that the world becomes healthier through evidence-based health development.
Around the world, millions of people die every year from communicable diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDs as well as from non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular diseases – 17 million, cancers – 7.6 million, respiratory diseases – 4.2 million and diabetes – 1.3 million.
Canada has responded through a number of initiatives such as the Global Health Research Initiative—a partnership among CIHR, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Health Canada—the Canada-HOPE Scholarship Program, the Global Indigenous Health Research Initiative, the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative with the Gates Foundation. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is on the frontlines of these initiatives, and through its Institute of Gender and Health, is supporting research on gender in relation to globalization and health.
Please join us on May 11, 2015 between 4 and 7 pm to meet the researchers at the centre of Canada’s contribution to Global Health Research and Innovation. This Health Research Caucus event will profile the research and innovations being developed in both communicable and non-communicable disease areas at Research Canada Member, Supporter and Partner institutions and companies across the country.