Globalink Research Intern contributes to international health initiatives

Swapnika Reddy participates in research to provide innovative approaches for funding health and nutrition initiatives in developing countries

In the last decade, there has been a dramatic increase in innovative financing and delivery strategies to improve the state of health for people living in less-developed countries. However, not all of these efforts have been successful. Swapnika’s research will analyze past strategies for funding and implementing health initiatives in order to determine what strategies have been successful and what have not. Her research will allow for more efficient handling of such crucial funding.

 “I was intrigued by the idea to come to Canada through Mitacs Globalink after hearing nothing but great things about Canada and Canadian universities from former Globalink Research Interns., I knew I had to apply when I found Dr. Horton’s research project because it seeks to improve the quality of life for those living in less-developed countries. Mitacs Globalink has provided me with the perfect opportunity to contribute to a field that I have yet to explore. I now plan to pursue my PhD in Development Economics with the hope of doing so at a Canadian university.”


Mitacs thanks the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario for their support of the Globalink research internship in this story. Across Canada, the Globalink program also receives support from Alberta Innovates, the Government of British Columbia, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Prince Edward Island, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan and Research Manitoba.

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