The Mozambique Canada Maternal Health Project is proud to join with other groups locally and nationally in International Development Week (IDW) activities in the first week of February.

The theme for IDW 2018, ‘Partners for a Better World’, encourages all Canadians to be partners in building a better, more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world. And we know that the efforts of Canadians, whether collectively or as individuals, play an important role in achieving sustainable development at home and around the globe.

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Our work centers on women’s maternal health and reproductive and sexual rights and fostering newborn health. Those goals are critical to good sustainable development internationally and at home. Improving maternal and reproductive health depends not just on improving health services, but also on good social and political development – better knowledge and skills, reduction of poverty and increased women’s equality and empowerment.

The Mozambique Canada Maternal Health Project will be participating in IDW in three areas.

1. The launch of our new website! Welcome and please explore, or follow us on Facebook for updates.

2. Jessie Forsyth, project Gender Specialist, will do a radio broadcast on Gender and Development, to be aired on Saskatoon’s CFCR 90.5 FM at 6 pm, Wed. Feb 7.  The program will also be broadcast through Saskatchewan via Sasktel Max Channel 820.

3. Also on Feb. 7, Nazeem Muhajarine, the project’s Principal Investigator, will speak on a special University of Saskatchewan IDW panel at the People Around the World ConferenceThis conference will address issues of Global Learning/Mutual Gain. Dr. Muhajarine has been asked to talk about his own experience in partnership development and sustainability. The keynote is Dr. Alaa Murabit – a prominent, Saskatoon-born, medical doctor who has been appointed to the UN High Commission for Health, Employment and Economic Growth for peoples around the world. Dr. Murabit is also active in global policy shaping the role and engagement of women in multiple spheres, as well as a leader in global peace and security.