Status of initiative: N/a
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.

Implementation methodologies

Canada will provide funding for women's and children's health, and will focus its efforts on improving the services and care needed to ensure healthy pregnancies and safe delivery. For additional information, please refer to Canada International Development Agency, Multilateral and Global Programs

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Deliverables
2015
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.
2015
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.
June 2010
Canada made maternal, newborn and child health a priority for the G8 Muskoka Summit in June 2010.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 5
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
3,390,000,000 USD
SMART
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
SDGs
Action Network
Information
Location: Canada
Date of completion: 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
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