Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH)

October 02, 2013 10:05 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian NGOs Having a Global Impact on Improvements to Maternal and Child Health

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2013) - The 70 Canadian organizations that comprise the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH) are meeting this week to share success stories and strengthen their collaborative efforts in over a thousand regions around the world. CAN-MNCH was launched in 2010 through the Muskoka Initiative, after the Government of Canada made a strategic investment aimed at improving worldwide maternal, newborn and child health. At United Nation's meetings last week, the Prime Minister announced $203.55 million for nine new projects with a global reach.

Canada's top experts in maternal and child health can provide media with a progress report and details about specific initiatives.

What: CAN-MNCH Symposium - IMPACT 2025: Working Together for Global Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
When: October 3-4, 2013
Where: The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Confederation Hall II
Ottawa, Ontario
Who: - Dr. Dorothy Shaw (Chair, CAN-MNCH, VP Medical Affairs, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre)
- Rosemary McCarney (President and CEO, Plan International Canada, Inc.)
- Dr. Helen Scott (Director, CAN-MNCH)


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