Establishment of the Alliance for Human Development!
HeLTI meeting in Toronto: AHD hosted a week-long meeting with the 3 HelTI groups: HelTI China, Helti India and HeLTI South Africa
CIHR has approved: BUilding Knowledge and a foundation for HeALthy lIfe trajectories: BUKHALI Trial.”, submitted to the Team Grant: Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative – South-Africa program
Dr. Kym Rae, Director of the Gomeroi gaaynggal Arts Health and Research Programs
University of Newcastle, Australia
Cultural approaches to developing a longitudinal cohort with Indigenous Australians: The Gomeroi gaaynggal cohort
co-hosted by: AHD and Department of Anthropology, UTM
Minister of Research, Innovation and Science to visit China, Minister Reza Moridi, led a science and technology mission to China to strengthen existing partnerships in life sciences, ICT and Cleantech with the province of Guangdong.
Steve Lye was invited to be a part of a small group of Ontario delegates.
During this trip, Steve Lye and Beijing Genomics Inst. Signed an MOU to create a joint Pregnancy Diagnostics Lab in Toronto.
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May 1, 2017
Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale
The symposium was held in partnership by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Alliance for Human Development. It presented the findings from the Lancet series on early childhood development and the way forward to meet the needs of the most at risk populations. Presentations and discussions on how Canada contributes to advancing early childhood development globally and nationally were also discussed. A panel of experts examined institutional perspectives and approaches to design and expand programmes and policies to help children, their family and their society to thrive.
To watch a webcast of the event, please click here!
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Ted Chaiban, Director of Programmes, UNICEF
Dr. Stephen Lye, Executive Director, Alliance for Human Development; Senior Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids); Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health; and Founding Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University
Dr. Pia Britto, Chief and Senior Advisor, Early Childhood Development, UNICEF
Dr. Catherine Birken, Scientist, SickKids Research Institute
Dr. Shoo Lee, Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes for Health Research
Dr. Kofi Marfo, Executive Director, Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University
Dr. Stephen McGurk, Vice President, Programs and Partnership Branch, International Development Research Centre
Dr. Karlee Silver, Vice President, Programs, Grand Challenges Canada
@Alliance_HD Ex.Dir Steve Lye launched the @TheLancet Series in Nairobi. The event was hosted by @FirstLadyKenya.
Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI) Data management Workshop at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. A collaboration between Canada, China, India, South Africa and WHO
Executive Dir. Steve Lye gave a presentation on Series in Peru via
Exec.Dir. Steve Lye, LTRI, & BGI signed an MOU outlining their intention to collaborate on the dev. of a genomics-based diagnostic test for the early identification of women at risk for pre-term birth & other preg. complications.
Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI) new health research cohort was introduced by Dr. Shoo Lee
Exec.Dir. Steve Lye, LTRI, & And Dr. Marie-Claude Martin, Director, Global Initiatives attended the 2nd International Conference of the Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dr. Lye delivered the keynote address on Early Childhood Development.