Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA

Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA

November 20, 2011 12:58 ET

Media Advisory: Ministers Oda and Aglukkaq to Host Luncheon With World Health Organization

GATINEAU, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2011) - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, will host a luncheon with Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Minister Oda and Minister Aglukkaq will each deliver remarks on improving the health of children and mothers locally and globally.

During the luncheon, Dr. Chan will hold a discussion on global public health issues with Dr. Brian Goldman, host of the CBC Radio program: White Coat, Black Art. This discussion will be open to media.

The luncheon will include a presentation on global child mortality, under-nutrition, and refugee and immigrant health. Dr. Tobey Audcent (CHEO/Canadian Pediatric Society) and Dr. Heather MacDonnell (CHEO) will make the presentation.

Date: Monday, November 21, 2011
Location: Museum of Civilization
Gatineau, Québec
PHOTO OP
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Grand Hall – Ground floor
DRS. CHAN AND GOLDBERG DISCUSSION
Time: 12:35pm
Location: Northern and Southern Salon – Ground floor
DRS. AUDCENT AND MACDONNELL PRESENTATION
Time: 1:10pm
Location: Northern and Southern Salon – Ground floor

Contact Information

  • Justin Broekema
    Press Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation
    819-953-6238
    justin.broekema@acdi-cida.gc.ca

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

    Media Inquiries (Health Canada)
    Cailin Rodgers
    Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
    Federal Minister of Health
    (613) 957-0200

    Health Canada
    613-957-2983