CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

March 22, 2005 13:54 ET

CIDA/Media Advisory: Minister Carroll to Announce Significant Funding at World Tuberculosis Day News Conference


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FOR: CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

MARCH 22, 2005 - 13:54 ET

CIDA/Media Advisory: Minister Carroll to Announce
Significant Funding at World Tuberculosis Day News
Conference

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 22, 2005) - The Honourable Aileen
Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, will participate in a
news conference to mark World Tuberculosis Day and will use the occasion
to announce a significant funding contribution to support the fight
against TB. She will also reiterate Canada's commitment to fighting
tuberculosis and to raising public awareness about treatment of the
disease.

Participants include: Dr. Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary, Stop TB
Partnership; Melissa Phypers, Chair, Stop TB Canada; and, Dr. I.D.
Rusen, Technical Consultant, International Union Against Tuberculosis
and Lung Disease.

The news conference is organized by the Global Stop TB Partnership and
Stop TB Canada.



DATE: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
LOCATION: National Press Theatre
150 Wellington St.
Ottawa, Ontario


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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Office of the Minister of International Cooperation
    Andrew Graham
    Director of Communications
    (819) 953-6238
    or
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Media Relations Office
    (819) 953-6534
    Email: info@acdi-cida.gc.ca
    Internet: www.cida.gc.ca (electronic version of document)