Posted by Susan Hicks on Jul 13, 2018
May 8, 2018 - "Polio Global Eradication Initiative" News Article
 
 "Last month, Canada signed a generous pledge of Can$ 100 million to help eradicate polio in Afghanistan as well as in the two other endemic countries, Nigeria and Pakistan, and to continue to protect many polio-free countries. The pledge was announced by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.
 
Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau used the signing as an opportunity to underline Canada’s ongoing commitment. “Canada has been a supporter in the fight against polio from the very beginning and we are committed to seeing it through to the end,” she said. “Keeping the momentum is key, particularly in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria, where polio still exists. Canada remains committed to ensuring every child is immunized, particularly girls, who continue to face barriers.
 

With this funding and ongoing support, Canada is striving to protect every girl and boy child. In doing so, Canada is making history.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners extend their profound gratitude to the Government and to the citizens of Canada for their tremendous support and engagement to end polio globally."

To learn more please click on the following links -

Globe and Mail article - "Canada pledges $75 Million USD as World Aims to Eradicate Polio" 

Polio Global Eradication Initiative complete article - "Canada Provides CAN$ 100 Million to Protect Girls and Boys from Polio" 

Global Affairs Canada news release - "Minister Bibeau announces new Canadian Support to help eradicate Polio"