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Canada willing to spend $1B on maternal health

Federal government asking other G8 countries to ante up

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The federal government has told other G8 countries that it’s willing to spend $1B on maternal health funding, provided other countries pitch in, the Globe and Mail reports. Canada’s funding will likely target poor countries with the worst records of maternal and child mortality and malnutrition. The proposed sum, the Globe reminds us, is still less than what Canada is spending to host the G8 and G20 summits at the end of June. “Other governments are beginning to respond,” said John Kirton, director of the G8 Research Group at the University of Toronto. “Countries are putting money on the table.”

Globe and Mail

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