Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health - Canada 2010 commitments

Date of commitment: 
September 2010


In 2010, as Chair of the G8, Canada made maternal, newborn and child health a priority for the G8 Muskoka Summit. At the Summit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper committed C$1.1billion in new and additional funding for women's and children's health as part of the Muskoka Initiative. Prime Minister Harper also confirmed renewal of existing resources of C$1.75 billion, meaning Canada will provide C$2.85 billion for MNCH by 2015. Canada committed to focus its efforts on improving the services and care needed to ensure healthy pregnancies and safe delivery, and placing a particular emphasis on meeting the nutritional needs of pregnant women, mothers, newborns and young children. Canada also pledged to increase access to the high-impact, cost-effective interventions that address the leading killers of children under the age of five. Canada also committed an additional $540 million over three years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This is in addition to a total of $978.4 million that Canada has committed and disbursed to the Global Fund since 2002.


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These commitments are not additional to those under the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Muskoka Initiative and the Global Fund.