Canada's investments in global health: Canada's Access to Medicines Regime
Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), is a leading donor to health funding in the developing world. Canada's commitments include support to global health partnerships and multilateral institutions such as
- the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria,
- Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations,
- the Stop TB Partnership,
- the World Health Organisation,
- the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative,
- the International Partnership for Microbicides,
- the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and
- the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
CIDA is also engaged in a number of large bilateral and regional programs in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and partnerships with national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
In the fiscal year 2004-05, CIDA disbursed a total of $878.6 million (CND) for programming in the health sector (including HIV/AIDS). For more information on Canada's support to health funding in the developing world, visit Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development website.
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