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Canada’s 10-Year Commitment to Global Health and Rights

We have made great progress over the past decades on improving the health and rights of women and children. Despite this, poverty and inequality still exist. This prevents many women, children, and adolescents from getting the quality health care services they need to survive and thrive.

As part of its Feminist International Assistance Policy, Canada launched a ten-year commitment to advance the health and rights of women and girls around the world (2020-2030). As part of this commitment, Canada is on track to raise its global health funding to reach an average of $1.4 billion each year, starting in 2023, of which $700 million will be dedicated to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

This commitment will:

  • promote sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  • build on Canada's leadership in global health and gender equality;
  • advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Over and above the 10-year commitment, we have mobilized funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating health, social and economic impacts.

Learn more about how Canada is delivering on this commitment.

Our commitment

Funding for women and girls, commitment to Canada’s development assistance partners, global effort to stop COVID-19 and commitment to focus on health.

Measuring progress

Canada's incremental funding to global health between 2019-2020 and the first year of the 10- Year Commitment, 2020-2021.

Featured stories

Stories about some of Canada’s efforts in international development for global health.

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