Canada commits $1.4 billion annually to support women, girls health

Government of Canada has committed $1.4 billion annually, starting in 2023, to support women and girls’ health around the world.

Making the historic announcement at the ongoing Women Deliver conference in Vancouver, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said the investment will support sexual and reproductive health rights and maternal, newborn, and child health – with $700 million of the annual investment dedicated to sexual and reproductive health rights, as of 2023.

The funding will help make sure women and girls around the world have access to the quality health services they need, including safe and legal abortion, and support women’s right to make their own decisions about their bodies.

This investment will advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, promote sexual and reproductive health rights, and build on Canada’s leadership on global gender equality.

From providing comprehensive sexual education to supporting maternal and neonatal care, the investment will advance the rights and health of women and girls around the world.

Women Deliver is the world’s largest gathering on the health, rights, and well-being of women and girls.

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