Susty Opportunities

Susty Opportunities: Stars in Global Health

The Stars in Global Health program supports Bold Ideas from the best and brightest scientists and innovators, both in low- and middle-income countries and in Canada, to address some of the most pressing global health challenges. It provides funding to explore transformative ideas at proof-of-concept that bring together scientific/technical, social and business innovation.

The Program is presently requesting for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health are addressed in low- and middle-income countries.

Of particular interest are innovations to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health in humanitarian contexts, notably among internally displaced and refugee populations, as well as innovations that improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, so that they are empowered and have greater influence over their lives and futures.


Eligible applicants include social enterprises and other recognized institutions (e.g nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies) that are formed in an eligible jurisdiction and can successfully execute the activities in their respective technical area, and are capable of receiving and administering grant funding. For the purposes of determining eligibility, Grand Challenges Canada may consider both the applicant’s home jurisdiction and any other jurisdiction within which project activities will be implemented.

This competition is open to everyone regardless of age or academic qualifications. The Project Lead and team must have the skills to carry out the proposed activities of the innovation

Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to CAD $100,000 for up to 12– 18 months to develop and test the proposed innovation.

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Olabanji Jackson

Banji is an Environmental & Social Risk Analyst whose work involves reviewing the E&S implications of large scale projects and making a case for integrating sustainability in business models. He is passionate about micro-finance, financial literacy and growing social enterprises. In his spare time he loves to dabble in photography and creative non-fiction writing.