RESULTS Canada co-hosts successful polio event

On Sunday April 21, 2013 RESULTS Canada and Rotary International co-hosted the Canadian Premiere of The Final Inch, a short documentary on polio eradication in India. The film was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Rob Russo, Ottawa Bureau Chief for the Canadian Press. The panelist included Dr. Bob Scott (Chair of the PolioPlus Committee) and Jeffrey Bates (UNICEF …
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Ottawa commits $250-million funding for polio eradication

Ottawa says it will boost its funding for global polio eradication efforts with a $250-million commitment over the next six years, aimed at eliminating the disease from every country by 2018. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative says it wants wipe out new occurrences of polio by 2018. The highly infectious disease usually strikes children under 5 and can cause paralysis and …
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The vaccine summit, an opportunity for heightened Canadian leadership

Next week is World Immunization Week. On April 24-25, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi will co-host an important vaccine summit. The gathering aims to celebrate the advances in polio eradication, highlight the links between routine immunization and polio, as well as to raise the profile of Islamic leadership in efforts to immunize …
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Can you live on $1.75 a day?

Poverty is a global issue. Earlier this month several Toronto notables including Kristyn Wong-Tam went a week with only a $6.65 daily food budget. What if that budget was further reduced to a mere $1.75? Is it possible to have enough to eat and stay healthy? That is the challenge of 2013 Live Below The Line running from April 29 to May …
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Could you Live Below the Line?

Last week, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim called for a commitment by the international community to reduce the percentage of people living in extreme poverty down to 3% by 2030. With an estimated 1.4 billion people currently living below the poverty line ($1.75 CAN a day) that makes up 20% of the world’s population. Many of us in the development …
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1000 Days to reduce child deaths

As of today, we have 1000 days until the end of 2015, the deadline for achieving all eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As the discussion around the post-2015 development framework revs up, it is important to pause and think about what has been effective and what can be done to advance the MDGs. While the international community has made great progress …
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World TB Day: Charting a Course to End Tuberculosis

March 24th marks World TB Day. Ending this disease is within our grasp for the first time in human history; we now have the knowledge and ideas to get to zero TB deaths and zero new TB infections in our lifetime. Tuberculosis (TB) is defined as a common and in many cases lethal infectious disease that, if left untreated, kills more …
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RESULTS Canada commends the government on lifting cap on polio match funding

February 25, 2013 – RESULTS Canada commends International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino’s announcement on February 23rd to increase Canada’s contribution to Pennies and More for Polio Initiative by lifting the $1 million cap on contributions. Minister Fantino’s announcement was made during the opening session of the Rotary Peace Forum in Vancouver. The initiative, launched in September 2012 at the United Nations …
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Official Opposition Critic for International Cooperation writes Fantino supporting ‘Reverse The Cuts’

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Why We Need to Stop Tuberculosis to End AIDS

By Niya Chari, International ACTION Team Huffington Post Canada, November 30, 2012 After more than 30 years and over 30 million deaths, we finally possess the tools and tactics to effectively chart a course to end AIDS. And so this year, a gathering chorus of advocates will mark World AIDS Day on December 1, by calling for policies to …
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