Global Fund replenishment conference in Montreal, September

From 16-17 September, the Government of Canada will host the 5th replenishment conference to raise funds and support the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) in ending these epidemics by 2030.

Canada is pledging $785 million to the Global Fund for 2016-2019 to help the Global Fund reach its goal of saving an additional 8 million lives and preventing an additional 300 million new infections by 2019. Part of this commitment will include promoting and protecting human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights because fear, discrimination, [...]


CAPPD participates in international assistance review

From 18 May to 31 July 2016, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) held consultations to review Canada’s approach to international assistance – the first time in over two decades that such a review has taken place.

GAC prepared a discussion paper to inform the process. The paper identifies “health and rights of women and girls” as one of 6 priority areas. The previous governments’ approach to development assistance, particularly as it relates to the Muskoka Initiative on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), was critiqued for being narrow in scope.

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Overview of Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach Summit

In May 2014, Canada hosted a high level summit on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The Summit, entitled Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach, built on the Muskoka Initiative on MNCH announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the G8 summit in June 2010, which committed governments to collectively spend $7.3 billion between 2010 and 2015 to accelerate progress towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, specifically the reduction of maternal, infant and child mortality in developing countries. Total Government of Canada contribution [...]


CAPPD Letter to PM Harper, communicates 6th IPCI/ICPD Conference outcomes

May 28, 2014

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P

Prime Minister of Canada
Langevin Block
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister:

As you prepare Canada for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the Programme of Action (PoA) of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 on September 22 2014, we would like to draw your attention to a document regarding the twenty year review of the ICPD PoA and the post-2015 agenda, approved unanimously by Parliamentarians of 134 nations at the [...]


Canada hosts high level summit on maternal, newborn and child health – Toronto, Canada, May 28-30 2014

Starting today, Canada is host to a high level summit on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The Summit, entitled Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach, builds on the Muskoka Initiative on MNCH announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the G8 summit in June 2010. It commits governments to collectively spend $7.3 billion between 2010 and 2015 to accelerate progress towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, specifically the reduction of maternal, infant and [...]