Ghana has passed a tax bill on sugar-sweetened beverages to reduce the country’s high sugar consumption and associated health problems. The move follows a successful advocacy campaign from a coalition of Ghanaian public health actors.
IDRC and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) are pleased to announce the first portfolio of research projects to be implemented as part of their Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative.
Among the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the necessity to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” A new project from the Open African Innovation Research Network aims to engage with this and other SDGs by improving global regulatory systems to ensure that the benefits of innovations in health care, but also in data governance, food security and green technologies, are more equitably distributed around the world.
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IDRC initiatives and partnerships are making a significant impact at RightsCon 2023, one of the world’s leading conferences on digital rights. This annual event convenes stakeholders from around the world to discuss human rights online, including Internet governance, free expression and privacy, mis/disinformation and cyber security.
Dr. Faysal El Kak, of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, has been appointed a member of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group of Experts for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition — one of the World Health Organization’s most prestigious panels.
Through novel climate and hydrodynamic flood modelling, coupled with risk and vulnerability reduction approaches, this project will provide a step toward understanding compound tropical cyclone risks and the likelihood of unprecedented tropical cyclone impacts.
In collaboration with Global Affairs Canada, IDRC is supporting the generation of actionable evidence for innovative national and international responses to the effects of the war in Ukraine on food security in Africa.