In 2017, Senegal became the 15th country to sign the 'Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities' with the Global Fund, strengthening a 15-year long partnership to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
Canadians donate CAD$21.3 million to humanitarian crises; government will match
In response to humanitarian crises in Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan, Canadians donated CAD21.3 million (US$ 16.7 million) to registered Canadian charities between March 17 and June 30, 2017. The government of Canada will match the donated amount in a contribution to the Famine Relief Fund. The money will be allocated to Canadian NGOs working to provide humanitarian assistance to Yemen and countries across Africa.
CanWaCH releases new report on attitudes toward women's and children's health
The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) has released a new report on Canadians’ attitudes toward issues in international development. The report finds that, while Canadians are generally open to supporting women’s and children’s health in developing regions, Canadian NGOs in this sector should also work to improve public understanding of this issue.
August 26, 2017: Swedish Institute of International Affairs hosts seminar on global health development
As part of the Stockholm ACT festival, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) is hosting a seminar addressing current development in global health. Under the theme “New threats to global health – and the Role of Philanthropy”, topics include pandemics, antibiotic resistance, and maternal mortality. The seminar also addresses issues of implementation of new technologies and global health efforts, as well as the role of donor and philanthropic support of implementation through funding mechanisms.
August 27-September 1, 2017: World water week takes place in Stockholm
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) organizes the annual conference World Water Week in Stockholm, under the theme “water and waste: reduce and reuse”. The conference convenes researchers, decision-makers, business innovators, and CSO representatives to foster new thinking and exchange ideas around the most pressing water-related challenges.
Registration and conference program available on conference website.