Media Advisory - Unique Canadian global health organization created to bring
solutions to health challenges and save lives in developing countries

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,
              Lower Concourse
              MaRS Centre
              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

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Lyn Whitham, (647) 519-3579,; Victoria Ollers, (416) 822-2288,

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