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Canadian PM Harper Announces Funding For Maternal, Child Health Initiatives

News outlets report on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcements of funding for two global health initiatives.

Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Harper Announces $500 Million In Vaccination Aid In Senegal
“Prime Minister Stephen Harper has earmarked $500 million to a program aimed at providing vaccines for impoverished children around the world, in the hopes of spurring other rich countries to follow suit. … The money is part of a $3.5 billion fund the Conservatives announced last May at a summit in Toronto aimed at financing Canada’s maternal, newborn, and child health strategy from 2016-2020…” (11/28).

Canadian Press/Huffington Post Canada: Harper Announces $150M In Aid To Improve Health Of Women And Children
“Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced Canada will spend $150 million over five years to help improve the health of women and children in developing countries. Speaking at a clinic Sunday in Senegal, Harper said the federal government’s contribution to the Micronutrient Initiative will help deliver an estimated 400 million vitamin A and zinc supplements per year to kids under the age of five…” (11/30).