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CBC News Begins Series Examining Canada’s Foreign Aid Focus On MCH

CBC News: 2015 Travers Fellowship series: Is Canada’s foreign aid focus working?
“…CBC News, supported by the R. James Travers Fellowship, looks at how Canada has made a difference on [development] goals, both financially and through its attempt to shift the focus of foreign aid, and looks at what comes next. The R. James Travers Fellowship, named for the late Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen editor and columnist, each year provides $25,000 in financing for a significant foreign reporting project by a Canadian journalist. The CBC’s Laura Payton won the fellowship based on her pitch to look at Canada’s funding for maternal, newborn, and child health projects since 2010…” (Payton, 6/23).

CBC News: Saving women and children: How has Canada delivered?
“…What’s happening in [Paulina] Safari’s village in Tanzania is a sample of the work being done in 10 countries around the world that the Canadian government selected to receive the bulk of its aid. It’s also a unique case because of the accountability work the country’s president, Jakaya Kikwete, has committed to with [Canadian Prime Minister Stephen] Harper. Tanzania is just one part of the story, however. CBC News will take a closer look at the challenges of Canada’s international development throughout this week…” (Payton, 6/23).

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