CanWaCH, with support from Global Affairs Canada, is proud to launch the first Canadian Collaborative for Global Health.
Over the next two years, the Collaborative will bring together Canadian and global partners to generate solutions to urgent data challenges in global health and gender equality. The Collaborative is unique in its approach as it connects civil society organizations and research institutions in meaningful partnerships to tackle difficult projects around the globe. This effort is rooted in a feminist approach to creating lasting change and will enable Canada to make meaningful progress towards the SDGs.
Here’s what you need to know about the projects:
Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Generating Evidence and Strengthening Country Capacity
Lead Partners: University of Manitoba and Plan International Canada
This project will work across multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop and test improved methods of measurement, monitoring and knowledge translation.
Harmonized Health Impact and Research Partnership Metrics to Accelerate Knowledge Sharing and Utilization
Lead Partners: Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, McGill University and HealthBridge Foundation of Canada
This project will develop ‘harmonized’ data collection tools in Zambia, Vietnam, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Nepal and Ghana.
Collecting Data on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: A Global Initiative
Lead Partners: University of Ottawa and National Abortion Federation Canada
This project will pilot a variety of strategies to map challenges associated with collection and indicator development in Bangladesh, Jordan, Niger, Turkey and Uganda.
Maximizing Use of Existing Data to Strengthen Program Design, Evaluation and Impact
Lead Partners: HealthBridge Foundation of Canada, Carleton University and Université de Montréal
This project will test the feasibility and validity of using existing data to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of program design, evaluation and impact.
Improving Gender Equality and Nutrition Data for Women, Children and Adolescent Girls
Lead Partners: Nutrition International and University of Toronto
This project will create a framework for measuring and linking gender and nutrition-related outcomes.
Improving the Measurement of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality in Humanitarian Settings
Lead Partners: SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and Canadian Red Cross
This project will identify solutions to improve the measurement of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), women’s empowerment and gender equality in conflict-affected areas.
Make sure to check the Canadian Collaborative for Global Health page and follow us on social media for regular updates on all the projects!