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Keywords: Financial Mechanism; Partnerships; Youth and Women; Health and Population
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This voluntary initiative came from Every Woman Every Child
Description/achievement of initiative
As Chair of the G8, Canada made maternal, newborn and child health a priority for the G8 Muskoka Summit in June 2010. At the Muskoka 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 will 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 will work to increase access to the high-impact, cost-effective interventions that address the leading killers of children under the age of five. Canada will also commit 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.