MP McLeod strengthens maternal partnerships

The session focused on the recent Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health call for proposals

VANCOUVER- On Friday at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre and BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, emphasized the Government of Canada’s commitment to working with Canadians to help improve the health and survival of mothers and their children in developing countries.

A webinar took place at three locations: in Vancouver with Cathy McLeod, at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine in Montreal with Minister Christian Paradis and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, with Parliamentary Secretary Lois Brown.

The session focused on the recently launched Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health call for proposals, which was open to all Canadians, provided guidance on the application process and an opportunity for prospective applicants to ask questions.

“Our Government is committed to ending the preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children under the age of five within a generation,” said McLeod. “This call for proposals is an opportunity to reach out to current and potential partners, including Canadian civil society, academic and private sector organizations, and to leverage Canadians’ expertise and innovation in improving the health of mothers and children in developing countries and ultimately deliver on this commitment. We look forward to working with our Canadian partners to further our country’s leadership on MNCH.”