The Government of Canada has taken essential and bold steps on TB within our own borders but now is the time for international leadership. Canada has an opportunity to bring this leadership to the UN HLM on TB, where governments will be held to account to end the TB epidemic by 2030.
On this World Health Day on April 7th and throughout World Immunization Week April 24th- 30th, let’s remind the Canadian government that improving vaccine coverage and ensuring that 19.4 million more children are reached with vaccines is at the core of the empowerment and equality of women and girls.
People need good nutrition, access to quality healthcare and education, and a variety of other fundamental services to survive and to thrive. Canada must increase its budget for international assistance, and for that to happen we need our MPs to take action.
Canada must use our abundant resources to ensure that even the most vulnerable people in the world can fulfill their potential as humans. Strong support for education in conflict, especially drawing from new money in the ODA envelope, will go a long way in strengthening Canada’s position as a global leader.