July 2018 Newsletter

Calling all CanWaCH Members: Take part in our summer Data Drive!
CanWaCH is launching a 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. Join the Data Drive and showcase your project information in our Project Explorer! More information is available on ourwebsite.
GAC Call for Preliminary Proposals – Haiti: Improving Citizen Participation in Haiti’s Health Sector

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Global Affairs Canada has announced a call for preliminary proposals for Haiti. The deadline for submitting a preliminary proposal is September 5, 2018, at 12 pm, ET. Applicants must be in a consortium of Canadian organizations. Interested in collaborating with others? Add your contact information here and reach out to others who are also interested in connecting. A useful list of references to help you prepare your application is also included.

Call for Nominations for 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.
Beyond 2020 Conference Outcomes Report has been published!

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The Beyond 2020 Conference brought together national and international leaders to: 1) discuss and learn from Canada’s past ten years of health programming under the Muskoka commitment; 2) take stock of where we are in addressing key gaps; and, 3) shape the way Canadian leadership on development and women and children’s health will unfold post-2020 .

The Conference Outcomes Report covers the pivots needed from Canadian international development and gender equality stakeholders in order to best implement the Feminist International Assistance Policy, and accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDGs 3 and 5.
Upcoming Webinar – Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Health of Women and Girls: Understanding Impact and Opportunities

Join CanWaCH, the Canadian Steering Group on NTDs, and colleagues from the global south on July 26th at 12:00 pm ET as we explore the specific impacts of neglected tropic diseases (NTDs) on the health and well-being of women and girls worldwide. Colleagues will share insights on the current programming and data gaps that impede meaningful progress, and how Canadian stakeholders can address these gaps in their own work. Register today!

Deliver for Good July Theme: Ensure Access to Comprehensive Health Services
This month’s Deliver for Good theme is ‘Ensure Access to Comprehensive Health Services’. Healthy girls and women are the cornerstone of healthy societies. Provide girls and women access to health throughout their lives and they will deliver a healthier and wealthier world. You can find policy briefs, case studies, sample social media posts and more on their Deliver for Good page
CanWaCH is Hiring! 
Are you a Communications or Public Engagement professional looking to use your skills to advance the health, rights and wellbeing of women and children around the world? Then consider applying to be ourCommunications Officer or Public Engagement Officer. Deadline to apply for both positions is July 15th.
Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada

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In June, Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada was launched. In the year leading up to Women Deliver 2019, Canadian organizations and individuals are mobilizing to spread awareness about the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls. By seizing the global spotlight that comes with serving as host country, Canadians can actively contribute to creating a more gender equal world. Find out how your organization can join #WeDeliver2019.
July Metrics Bulletin: Nutrition
The monthly theme for the July edition of the CanWaCH Metrics Bulletin is Nutrition. The spotlight Member is Action Against Hunger Canada, the global convener for all humanitarian agencies undertaking nutrition surveys and a recognized leader in providing training and technical support on SMART(Standardized Monitoring of Relief and Transitions), a nutrition survey methodology that provides up-to-date and reliable information on global hunger.

Thank you to everyone who applied for our ‘Collaborative’!
A BIG thank you to all the applicants that responded to our request for proposals for the first-everCanadian Collaborative for Global Health. The response, in both quantity and quality, exceeded our expectations and we are excited to move forward in the process with such a high-quality group of applicants. Please continue to watch this space for future Collaborative updates.
Upcoming Election for CCGHR Board of Directors 2018
The Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) is holding an election for members to serve on their Board of Directors. Nominations are due by September 23. For more information, please visit their website.  
2018 Annual Canadian Association of Midwives Conference & Exhibit
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2018 CAM Conference and Exhibit, Annual General Meeting, Pre-Conference Workshops, and CAM Global Health Symposium! The symposium, Exploring Best Practices in Global Reproductive Health and Rights, will kick off the annual conference on October 17. It 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. Early Bird rates apply until August 15th, so be sure to register today! 


Burundi : Chronique sur la formation des ambassadeur.rice.s communautaires (in french), L’AMIE
Dramatic reduction in two killer childhood diseases, study finds by Aisha Majid, The Telegraph
Focusing Canada’s Global Health Leadership on Women by Julia Anderson and Lauren Dobson-Hughes, Policy Options
The Global Partnership for Education: forging a stronger partnership between health and education sectors to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by Alice Albright and Donald A.P. Bundy, The Lancet
No One is Paying Attention to Gender Equality Week by Julie Savard-Shaw, iPolitics
Sustainable partnerships for NCD prevention: implications for public health by Erica Di Ruggiero, et al., International Journal of Public Health
Taking the High Road to Treat Child Malnutrition by Mark Brender, Partnership in Health
Untapped Potential: Rapid declines in child and maternal mortality in Rwanda, Madagascar share common roots by Meg McCarty and Mike Lawrence, Harvard Medical School


July 22: ADRA Canada, On Your MMARC, Get Set, Go! – Moving for Mothers and Resilient Children, Toronto 
July 23-25: Advanced Results-based Management, Theory of Change & Deliverology Workshop, Ottawa
July 24: SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Global Leadership Series: The World of Medical Journals, Toronto
July 26: CanWaCH, Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Health of Women and Girls: Understanding Impact and Opportunities, Webinar
July 28: World Hepatitis Day
August 12: International Youth Day
August 19: World Humanitarian Day
August 20-21: Canada Medical Association, Inspiring a Future of Better Health, Winnipeg
September 19-20: CCIC 2018 Annual Conference, Ottawa
October 11: International Day of the Girl Child
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 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
December 2: Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100, Johannesburg 
December 5-6: Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Children’s Health, 2018 Partners Forum, New Delhi 
April 7-11 2019: International Union for Health Promotion and Education 2019 Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand



July 12, 2018