August 2018 Newsletter

Calling all CanWaCH Members: Take part in our summer Data Drive
CanWaCH is one month into our summer Data Drive to update our Project Explorer, which is a database of information on health-related projects led by Canada organizations around the world. Thanks very much to those who have already taken part! If you haven’t, join the Data Drive today and share your project information into our Project Explorer!

Add your voice to the #LeadOnCanada Campaign!

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Did you know that in May 2018, CanWaCH launched the#LeadOnCanada campaign? Already, thousands of Canadians have viewed videos and posts on the Lead On Canada Facebook page, which helps keep Canadians informed and proud of the work that Canada and all of our members do on the world stage.
Check out the community hub here and join the movement to let Canadians know about all of the great work that the sector does to support the improvement of women and children’s lives around the world. To learn more, email [email protected]
If you have already shared #LeadOnCanada content on your social media channels, let us know its reach!Email us to receive all the metrics reporting details and be sure to send in your reports to[email protected] by August 30.   

Upcoming CanWaCH Webinars:
Monitoring & Evaluation in Global Female Genital Cutting Programming – September 11
On September 11 at11:00AM EDT, CanWaCH is hosting a practical and engaging discussion on female genital cutting (FGC), and the monitoring and evaluation strategies used by international partners to end FGC by 2030. Orchid Project, Amref Health Africa Canada and McGill University will discuss practical examples of monitoring and evaluation strategies and participants will learn how to better understand the impact of FGC in their work. This interactive webinar will build on a previous webinar hosted by CanWaCH in May. Register here.
Measuring Impact in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs (Part II) – October 4
Join CanWaCH and Marie Stopes International on October 4 at 11:00 am EDT for a practical how-to training on using the Impact 2 tool, building on our previous webinar in May on Impact 2. Learn exactly how to use Impact 2 to estimate the direct impact of your sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) work, as well as the broader social and economic impacts. This practical training is ideal for technical programming and evaluation staff working in SRHR. Register today!

August Metrics Bulletin: Humanitarian Action

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The monthly theme for the August edition of the CanWaCH Metrics Bulletin is Humanitarian Action. The spotlight Member is Médecins du Monde Canada. They deliver humanitarian programming related to working with victims of crises and conflicts, promoting sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction and fighting HIV and caring for migrant and displaced populations.  

Call for Nominations: CanWaCH Board Members 
Interested in serving on the CanWaCH Board of Directors with a group of individuals dedicated to global women and children’s health? Now is your chance! CanWaCH Board members exemplify leadership and dedication to global women and children’s health and global development. All nominations will be reviewed by the nomination committee and interviews will follow. Please click here for the nomination form. For questions, please contact [email protected]. Completed nomination forms must be submitted by no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday, September 17, 2018

Take part in our Gender Equality Capacity Survey 

Over the next two years, CanWaCH aims to increase capacity and knowledge-sharing on gender equality and global health. To gather information on member capacity and interest in this area, we are surveying all our members. Please share this survey with the person in your organization best placed to answer gender equality and health questions (if it is not you) so we can get a single response from your organization.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Discusses Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada!

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On a recent episode of ‘An Hour to Give’ on 1310 News,Sophie Grégoire Trudeau discussed Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada. The radio show previously featuredJulie Savard-Shaw discussing the importance of gender equality and the Mobilization as well. Learn more about the Mobilization and find out how you can join #WeDeliver2019.

Apply Now: Third Canada-Guatemala MNCH Knowledge Exchange
Horizons of Friendship invites maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) professionals, experts and advocates to submit an application for its third Canada-Guatemala MNNCH Knowledge Exchange. From February 23 to March 4, 2019, participants interested in global health and social justice will immerse themselves in a locally-led project supported by the Government of Canada that is strengthening the delivery and use of culturally-pertinent MNCH services for Indigenous Maya K’iche’ women, children and families in Guatemala’s Western Highlands. If interested, please contact Raúl Scorza at [email protected].
Opening Keynote Announced for 2018 Canadian Association of Midwives Conference

The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) is excited to announce that Dr. Onye Nnorom will be presenting “Racism & Maternal Health” as their opening keynote speaker for their 2018 Conference. Check out CAM’s full list of Conference speakers here. Also part of the Conference is a symposium on Global Health. The symposium, Exploring Best Practices in Global Reproductive Health and Rights, will use the work of midwives as a touchstone for larger conversations on the themes of family planning, sexual health and rights, abortion, gender transformation, Indigenous health and monitoring and evaluation. Check out their Conference page for more information and to register.
New Funding Opportunity from Grand Challenges Canada’s Stars Program
Do you have a bold idea that addresses sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)? Grand Challenges Canada’s Stars in Global Health initiative has launched a new funding opportunity open to applicants in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. It seeks bold ideas with big impact, for products, services and implementation models that could transform how persistent challenges in SRHR are addressed. Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to $100,000 CAD for up to 12 months. Application deadline is Tuesday, September 25 at 3:00 pm EDT. 
Call for Nominations: Canadian Women in Global Health 
Women make up the majority of the global health workforce but are vastly underrepresented in leadership and decision-making positions. To increase their visibility, representation, and leadership, the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) seeks nominations for a List of Canadian women leaders in global health, which will help journal editors, conference organizers, the media and funders better highlight, prioritize and amplify women in the global health field. To learn more and apply, visit CSIH’s website.
Send CUGH your “Stories from the Field”
Communicating through visual means is a powerful way to inspire change. The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is inviting scientists and implementers to send short videos showcasing important global health problems as well as effective programs and innovations that improve the health of people and our planet. These videos will be added to their YouTube playlist, “Stories from the Field” and may be selected to be featured in their newsletter. Check out CUGH’s flyer for more information and video submission requirements.


Aid to gender equality and women’s empowerment: An Overview, by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
From Addis to Delhi, accelerating progress in adolescent nutrition through cross continent learning, by Abanti Zakaria and Marion Roche, Nutrition International
Engaging Men in the Gender Equality discussion: a conversation with Arush Lal, IntraHealth International, by Women in Global Health
Investing in sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls to reach HIV and UHC goals, byManjulaa Narasimhan, et al., The Lancet Global Health
Maternal health research concerns men too, by Ahmed Tareq Rashid, IDRC
World Vision International 2017 Annual Report, by World Vision International


August 12: International Youth Day
August 19: World Humanitarian Day
August 20-21: Canada Medical Association, Inspiring a Future of Better Health, Winnipeg
September 6: RESULTS Canada, Dialogue with Annette-Dixon, The World Bank Group, Ottawa
September 11: CanWaCH, Monitoring & Evaluation in Global Female Genital Cutting Programming, Webinar
September 12: National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, Multi Drug Resistance in Refugee Population: Lessons to Learn from Europe, Webinar
September 19-20: CCIC 2018 Annual Conference, Ottawa
October 4: CanWaCH, Measuring Impact in Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs (Part II), Webinar
October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
October 14-16: World Health Summit, Berlin
October 15: International Day of Rural Women
October 16: World Food Day
October 17-19: Canadian Association of Midwives, 2018 Canadian Association of Midwives Conference and AGM, Gatineau QC
October 22-24: UN World Data Forum 2018, Dubai
November 6: Global Financing Facility Replenishment Event, Oslo, Norway
November 6: McGill University, Global Health Night, Montreal
November 7-9: International Confederation of Midwives, Americas Regional Conference, Asuncion, Paraguay
November 8-9: Women Leaders in Global Health Conference, London, England
November 10-14: American Public Health Association, APHA 2018 EXPO, San Diego
November 12: World Pneumonia Day
November 12-15: Fifth International Conference on Family Planning, Kigali, Rwanda
November 14: World Diabetes Day
November 19: World Toilet Day
November 19-21: CSIH and CanWaCH, Canadian Conference on Global Health: Fragile environments and Global Health: Examining drivers of change, Toronto
November 20: Universal Children’s Day
November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
December 1: World AIDS Day
December 2: Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100, Johannesburg 
December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 5-6: Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Children’s Health, 2018 Partners Forum, New Delhi 
December 10: Human Rights Day
December 10-11: Gavi The Vaccine Alliance Mid-Term Review, Abu Dhabi
April 7-11 2019: International Union for Health Promotion and Education 2019 Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand



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