Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Priority: Malaria G8 Expanded Role Government of Canada

April 25 marks World Malaria Day, reminding us of one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Caused by mosquito bites transmitting any one of the plasmodium family of parasites, malaria infects about 300 million people every year and kills somewhere between 1.5 million and 2.7 million of them. And these are only the more conservative or optimistic numbers. The Kenya Medical Research Institute, for instance, believes there are 515 million cases of the most harmful form of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, alone.- Daniel Tseghay Canada must put fighting malaria at top of G8 agenda April 19, 2010

Information Links here, here, here.

Let's hope the Liberals don't get any goofy advice, play political games on this file as they did earlier with demanding tax funded abortions for the third world.

Let's hope they join in an adult conversation and push for safety, clean water, food, immunization programs to help with Malaria as a higher priority to save lives in the third world.

From CIDA  website
  • increasing food security
  • securing the future of children and youth
  • stimulating sustainable economic growth
These three themes, which complement other major aid effectiveness components such as untying aid, geographic focus, and decentralization, will guide CIDA's future programming decisions. This will allow Canada to focus on key issues and challenges that partner countries are faced with and ensure that Canadian international assistance investments are achieving concrete results.

Let's hope for some adult conversation from the opposition on this file.


The_Iceman said...

Is anyone keeping track of how many full public inquiries the Liberals have demanded under Iggy's leadership?

CanadianSense said...

I can't imagine how many gaffes they must have now on Waldo. The tv spot would have run 3-5 minutes to cover the last six months.

Big Red Magnum said...

Problem solved and everyone knows it, those people die needlessly.