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The Right to Health

Older women in sub-Saharan Africa are often dealing with a variety of health challenges. Due to poverty, many do not have the basic resources required for health, such as nutritious food, clean water and adequate housing. Many suffer from HIV/AIDS, TB, or malaria, as well as untreated chronic problems and diseases such as high blood pressure and arthritis. Often older women do not have access to required medicines and affordable, age-friendly health and social services. This is why GRAN campaigns for access to more generic drugs, fair pricing by pharmaceutical companies, and increased investment by Canada and the world to improve access, affordability and age-friendly health care.


GRAN Campaigns related to the Right to Health:

COVID-19: Vaccines, Testing and Treatments

Since its emergence in 2019, the coronavirus outbreak has swept the world, infecting people in every country and spreading fear and uncertainty. The pandemic has had far-reaching consequences beyond the spread of the disease, with wide political, financial and social impacts.

COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Building Support for International Assistance

The federal Liberal Party made a commitment in its 2019 election platform to “…continu[e] to increase Canada’s international development assistance every year towards 2030, reflecting our commitment to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.”

In the Fall of 2020, the world is rightly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments around the world are scrambling to deal with the health emergency and its economic repercussions. Developing countries have been especially hard hit.

August COVID Action - Guide for MP Meeting

Guide for MP Meeting

 

Purpose of Meeting:  To discuss Canada’s role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at a global level

Ask: Canada should invest at least 1% (approximately $2 billion) of its COVID-19 spending in new and additional aid towards an emergency response to end the pandemic everywhere and stop the humanitarian and development crisis it has created.

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5 Reasons for $5+ Billion

Feb 07, 2021

This year’s theme for Canada's International Development Week (Feb 7th-13th) is #GoFortheGoals, referring to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Goal 4,... Read more

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