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Canada Keeps Focus On Maternal, Child Health

The Globe and Mail features two stories discussing Canadian efforts to improve maternal and child health, including the upcoming Saving Every Woman Every Child summit.

Globe and Mail: Canada keeps its funding promises for world maternal and child health
“…Ottawa is on track to spend some $2.85 billion [US$2.6 billion] on maternal and child health initiatives around the world. The investment will be on display next week when the government convenes a group of global leaders for a summit in Toronto, including the Queen of Jordan, the Aga Khan, and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…” (Mackrael, 5/24).

Globe and Mail: Maternal and child health innovators are developing lifesaving tools
“…Canadian-led projects are helping to add much-needed iron to people’s diets in Cambodia and developing new tests to determine whether a baby has pneumonia at clinics that don’t have access to X-rays…” (Mackrael, 5/24).

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