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The global right to health – launch of the Canadian Development Report 2007 in Ottawa (Invitation)

Dec 14 2006

The Global Right to Health

Launch of the Canadian Development Report 2007 in Ottawa

The North-South Institute invites you to a roundtable discussion to launch The Global Right to Health, the 2007 edition of the Canadian Development Report.

The roundtable panel will address questions related to the right to health, why it is important and how it might best be achieved. How should a health care system be structured for the benefit of all citizens, especially the poor? What role does civil society play in achieving the right to health? How should a health care system based on the right to health be financed? What role is Canada playing in achieving the global right to health?

This public forum will be an opportunity to discuss health-related issues and the global right to health’s impact on development in the North and in the South.

Introductory Remarks
Roy Culpeper, President, The North-South Institute (NSI)

Panelists
Lois Ross—The Roots of Public Health Care in Canada, Director of Communications and Publications, NSI
Stephen Wallace—Vice-President, Policy Branch, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Chantal Blouin—Canada and the Global Right to Health, Senior Researcher, Trade and Development, NSI
Christina Zarowsky—Team Leader, Governance, Equity and Health, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

The North-South Institute
Thursday, December 14, 2006
— 10:00 am -11:30 am —
Volunteer Place Bénévoles — 2nd Floor
330 Gilmour Street, Ottawa, Ontario
(A light lunch will follow)

Please share this invitation with your colleagues.

Please confirm your attendance by December 11th by emailing events@nsi-ins.ca. Space is limited.

The Canadian Development Report 2007 is made possible through the sponsorship of the following organizations: Canadian International Development Agency; International Development Research Centre; Aga Khan Foundation Canada; R. Howard Webster Foundation; CHF Partners in Rural Development; CAW-Canada; Canadian Labour Congress; Canadian Public Health Association; World Vision; and Results-Résultats Canada.