Gavi is a global alliance created in 2000 to provide access to vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Part of Gavi’s funding comes from donor governments who may choose to confirm their donations at Replenishment Pledging Conferences held every four years, the last one held in Berlin, January 26-27, 2015. At thatRead more . . .
Older women count! We want the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal discussions to recognise that gender inequality can last a lifetime, including in old age, unless specific measures are taken to address it. More at: http://www.helpage.org/what-we-do/post2015-process/international-womens-day-older-women-count/Read more . . .
India has been a global leader in providing access to affordable medicines in the developing world earning its reputation as Pharmacy of the Developing World. Its patent law is credited for enabling generic producers to bring down the price of HIV medicines from $10,000 per person per year in 2000 to about $100 today, contributingRead more . . .
On January 23, 2015, the chief negotiators of the TPP are meeting in what could be the final opportunity for Canada to stand strong against intellectual property (IP) rules that would limit generic competition that reduces drug prices and improve access to treatment. It is important that Canada rejects provisions being proposed in the Trans-PacificRead more . . .
GRANS know that education for all will make a positive impact on all communities around the world. The following is GRAN‘s letter sent to both Mr. Harper and Mr. Paradis urging Canada’s promised pledge to the Global Partnership for Education. To read the letter, please CLICK HERE.Read more . . .
Preventing violence against women is a central element to the achievement of all the MDGs and the pursuit of the new Sustainable Development Goals. The Commission on the Status of Women has also recognised the particular risk of violence older women face and stressed “the urgent need to address violence and discrimination against them, especiallyRead more . . .
Draft sustainable development goals ignore sexual and reproductive rights of women AGAIN. Summarized from article by Richard Horton in The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9960, Page 2094, 13 December 2014. In 2000, when the Millennium Development Goals were developed, sexual and reproductive health and rights were deliberately dropped. Those forces are still active today. AccordingRead more . . .
UN Adopts Resolution on Child, Early and Forced Marriage GRANs are thrilled to announce that the UN adopted a Resolution on Child, Early, and Forced Marriage on November 21, 2014, signed by 116 countries. The Resolution, introduced by the Governments of Canada and Zambia, spells out the obligation to enact and uphold policies to preventRead more . . .