TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ - In the developing world, 9 million children die each year before their fifth birthday. Almost one million people, many of them children, die each year of malaria.
The health challenges are immense. But there are huge opportunities for change.
A new Canadian organization will take a bold leadership role in improving the health and well being of people in poor countries.
What: Announcement of a new global health organization with a unique
approach that will address global health challenges and save
Who: The Honourable James Flaherty, Minister of Finance
Mr. Joseph L. Rotman, Businessman and Philanthropist
Dr. Carol Dahl, Director of Staff for the Global Health Program
of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Peter A. Singer, Director of the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre
for Global Health, University Health Network and University of
Dr. Mwele Malecela, Acting Director General, National Institute
for Medical Research, Tanzania
When: Monday May 3, 10:30 am
Where: MaRS Collaboration Centre Auditorium,
101 College Street,
Photo Op: Minister Flaherty and Peter A Singer with unique medical
Conference call in (listen only) Local No. - 416.850.2050
Toll free No. - 1.866.261.6767
PARTICIPANT CODE No.: 85546391
SOURCE Grand Challenges Canada
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