Today’s Reading List: Can these made-in-Canada ideas change global health care?

Today’s reading list comes from a Global News report that takes a closer look at five innovations hoping to transform how health care is delivered in developing countries.

The projects are part of Grand Challenges Canada, that has poured $2.4 million in seed money into 22 innovations out of Canada and other parts of the world.

In Vancouver, scientists are turning power drills into sterile surgical tools, in Montreal they’re transforming disaster response, meanwhile in Saskatoon, researchers are using plants to stave off cavities.

The independently peer-reviewed projects are meant to address major health issues affecting the developing world including tuberculosis, mental health and liver and thyroid disease.

Read the full article to find out how these made-in-Canada innovations can become game-changers for developing countries in need.

Posted on September 8, 2014 in Health in the News, Reading List, Uncategorized

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