CanWaCH Public Education Videos

CanWaCH has created a series of short educational videos to help raise awareness about key issues in global health. CanWaCH members are welcome to use these videos to support their own digital communications. To enquire about receiving video files in various formats optimized for popular social media channels, please contact us at [email protected].


By 2022, it is feared that the number of acutely malnourished children could rise by as much as 13.6 million and the number of women suffering from anemia by 4.8 million. And yet it rarely makes the news. Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and climate change are threatening access to healthy food and nutrition services for the world’s most marginalized populations, including women, girls and young children.

The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls also demonstrates that nutrition needs to be treated as a human right and a gender equality issue.

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Family planning is part of a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health and rights services that are essential now more than ever in countries where health systems are weak or strained.

Young people face multiple barriers when it comes to accessing health facilities and exercising their rights. For many, and especially those already marginalized, the right to safe abortion care is constrained by barriers to its access, leading to unsafe procedures, harms to physical, economic, and mental wellbeing, and heightened vulnerability.

Choices, resources, and medical interventions matter in saving women and girls’ lives and ensuring they have the opportunity to thrive. Contraceptives put the power in the hands of women to plan their families and to plan their futures. That’s why Canadian partnerships that increase the availability of safe contraceptives are essential to increasing the wellbeing of women here and around the world.

Vaccine Equity

Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective and successful ways to promote wellbeing and save lives lost due preventable diseases. Yet, inequalities in the access, distribution, supply, and manufacture of vaccines see many people in Canada and around the world face barriers to vaccination, with marginalized populations affected most. See how global partnerships can help promote access to vaccines.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Access to clean water doesn’t just help reduce the spread of infection – it transforms entire communities. Access to clean water reduces preventable diseases, improves health outcomes, and promotes gender equality.