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Canada Reported Ready to Spend $1 Billion to Cut Maternal Mortality—How To Use the Money Well

This is a joint post with Katherine Douglas.

The Canadian press reports that Ottawa is

telling other G8 countries that Canada is willing to put about $1 billion toward maternal and child health — as long as other countries ante up too… The Canadian cash will likely target poor countries with the worst records of maternal and child mortality and malnutrition.

The news follows Canadian PM Stephen Harper’s January announcement that improving maternal and child health would be his country’s signature initiative.