Grand Challenges Funded Projects

 

The projects listed below are supported by Grand Challenges Canada. Grand Challenges Canada is funded by the Governement of Canada and is dediccated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health. 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant/Project number

Project Title

Brief description of the project (purpose)

Department

Sponsor / Funder/Partners

Status (ongoing/
completed)

RS0145
Damalie Nakanjako

Use of atorvastatin as adjuvant  therapy among HAART suboptimal immune responders: A randomised double blind crossover trial

A pilot study to test the effects of atorvastatin adjuvant therapy on immune activation among HAART-treated suboptimal immune responders. Results from this trial are potentially beneficial to all HIV-infected adults with persistent immune activation associated with chronic HIV infection

Internal Medicine

Grand Challenges Canada. Grand Challenges Canada is funded by the Government of Canada and is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health.  

Ongoing

S4_0280-01
Misaki Wayengera

Development of a paper strip for rapid detection of Ebola and Marburg viral hemorrhagic fevers at the point of care in Ugandan villages

The Purpose of this project is to validate biomolecules for the development of a paper strip for rapid detection of Ebola and Marburg viral hemorrhagic fevers at the point of care in Ugandan villages

 

Microbiology/ Pathology

Grand Challenges Canada. Grand Challenges Canada is funded by the Government of Canada and is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health.

Ongoing

0324-04
Muron Julius and Seggane Musisi

Using mobile mental health clinics to expand access to mental health care in post conflict rural North East Uganda.

This project aims to increase access to mental health services to the poor rural communities of Soroti District. Three basic strategies of training, mobile clinics and Service Users involvement and two innovative approaches of Psychological First Aid and Service Users Owned Pharmacy will be implemented.

Psychiatry

Grand Challenges Canada. Grand Challenges Canada is funded by the Government of Canada and is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health.

Ongoing

 0124-01
Ethel Mpungu

Developing and testing a culturally sensitive group support psychotherapy model to treat depression in HIV affected individuals.

This innovation addresses the problem of depression among war-affected and HIV affected individuals. Depression is associated with low energy level and feelings of inefficacy which results in an inability to care for self, and adhere to medical, behavioural or economic interventions. There is urgent need of culturally appropriate interventions for depression given that WHO recommends psychological therapies as first line treatments for depression but they are non-existent in Uganda. The goal of the innovation is to develop a culturally sensitive group support psychotherapy intervention that can be integrated into HIV treatment and prevention.

Psychiatry / Peter C. Alderman
Foundation

Grand Challenges Canada. Grand Challenges Canada is funded by the Government of Canada and is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health.

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

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Grant/Project number

Project Title

Brief description of the project (purpose)

Department

Sponsor / Funder/Partners

Status (ongoing/
completed)

004-02-01

Multi-Pathogen Point-of-Care Diagnostics (MPDx) in East Africa

The goal of the project was to inform the design of point-of-care diagnostic platforms and to create a decision support tool to  enable implementation of these platforms once they are available. 

Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit, Medicine

Grand Challenges Canada. Grand Challenges Canada is funded by the Government of Canada and is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact in global health.

Completed

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