CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

June 24, 2011 14:53 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Oda to Announce Support of the Zinc Alliance for Child Health

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 24, 2011) - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, will announce her support for a partnership between Teck Resources and the Micronutrient Initiative that will help save the lives of children in developing countries. Also joining the Minister will be a representative from Senegal where future programming will be delivered as a result of this partnership.

Minister Oda will be joined for the announcement by Venkatesh Mannar, President of the MI, Douglas Horswill, Teck Resources Senior Vice President of Sustainable External Affairs, and Dr. Mame Mbayame Gueye Dione, Senegal Ministry of Health and Prevention.

Following the announcement, Minister Oda, along with the other speakers, will take questions from the media. Media outside of Ottawa will be able to listen to the announcement and participate in the question and answer period via conference call. Media are asked to call in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the announcement.

Call-in number: 613-960-7526

Call-in number (toll-free): 1-877-413-4814

Conference ID#: 5436168

Date:Monday, June 27
Time:1:20pm
Location:Lynch Room
Centre Block - Parliament Hill
Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Information

  • Justin Broekema
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of International Cooperation
    819-953-6238

    Media Relations Office
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    819-953-6534
    media@acdi-cida.gc.ca