Global Health Policy applying evidence

Global Health Policy


Canadians are frequently invited to work with international partners to tackle complex global health challenges and improve health for all. With new responsive funding mechanisms and strategic networks, public health can make even greater contributions in addressing global health emergencies and developing evidence-informed health policies that achieve global impact.

IPPH’s Global Health Policy Initiative evolved from a strong desire to help institutionalize the use of research evidence in policymaking. In a globalized world where disease can spread quickly, evidence-informed policies are essential to address transnational health threats. To ensure this evidence is developed, IPPH is working to provide Canadian researchers with opportunities to contribute to research on emerging health threats and to mobilize interdisciplinary networks of researchers to prepare and respond to global health emergencies.

Activities and Goals
CIHR Directive Objective Activities
Funding Position Canada to be a leader in global health emergency research Identifying mechanisms to rapidly fund public health research during global health emergencies
Training Bolster policy-relevant research on challenges with global implications Investing in key global health research areas such as antimicrobial resistance and chronic disease prevention
Knowledge Translation Pursue opportunities to Institutionalize the use of evidence in global health policymaking Mobilizing networks of researchers, research funders and policymakers, especially around social science research on infectious diseases

Initiative Info

Funding opportunities
Funding Opportunity Competition Status Funding Decision
Women RISE external – IDRC Open  
Operating Grant: 14th JPIAMR transnational call for research projects (2022) 202207JTC Open  
Planning & Dissemination Grant: Global Health 202201PCS Closed  
Operating Grant: 13th JPIAMR transnational call for research projects (2021) 202107JTR Closed View
Project Grant - Priority Announcement (Global Health Policy) 202010PAA Closed View
Team Grant : GACD Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cancer





Planning & Dissemination Grant: Global Health 201909PCS Closed View
Planning & Dissemination Grant: Global Health 201809PCS Closed View.
Grant: Network for Global Governance Research on Infectious Diseases 201809NGG Closed View
Team Grant: GACD Intervention scale-up - Hypertension and/or diabetes 201807HAD Closed View
Grant: Building the Foundation of the JPIAMR VRI 201807BFJ Closed View
Operating Grant: Rapid Research Response Fund for Ebola (in partnership with the IDRC and SSHRC, funds administered by IDRC) 201807EBO Closed View
Operating Grant: AMR: Point of Care Diagnostics in Human Health - Phase 2 201810APC Closed View
Project Grant: Antimicrobial Resistance 201803PJT Closed View
Planning & Dissemination Grant: Global Health 201708PCS Closed View
Catalyst Grant: Global Governance AMR & Related Infectious Disease Threat 201710GCA Closed View
Operating Grant: 5th Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) 201707AMR Closed View
Operating Grant: AMR: Point of Care Diagnostics in Human Health 201611ARF Closed View.

Initiative activities and opportunities


  • Global Alliance on Chronic Disease (GACD), GLoPID-R Funders Forum on Social Science on Infectious Disease Threats (Department for International Development (UK), the European Commissions, Wellcome Trust, and South African Medical Research Council).
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