Sumi knows that achieving gender equality requires accessible health services that are there to support girls and women when they need them most.
Thankfully, with your help, the Government of Canada has been helping fund life-saving maternal and child health and sexual reproductive health and rights interventions for the most vulnerable. In June 2019, the Government of Canada boldly locked in its position as a global leader in advancing the health and rights of women, adolescents and children around the globe with a ten-year, $1.4 billion annual investment beginning in 2023.
For women, adolescents, and children in remote communities, simple and cost-effective solutions such as education about family planning, proper diet and access to skilled health workers, can mean the difference between life and death and also support empowering them in their communities.
In fact, educating women and adolescents about the importance of family planning and modern methods of contraception can prevent as many as 73% of maternal deaths and improve the survival rate of children.
When more girls like Sumi are empowered to live happy and healthy lives, entire communities are transformed.
Canadians play a key role in holding the Government of Canada accountable to spend what has been committed for the most vulnerable. Help us reinforce this incredible commitment by signing the petition if you believe that everyone has the right to Canada quality healthcare , no matter who they are or where they live.