Canada provides $ 20 million to support women, girls in Mali

Ottawa, Canada’s Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Maryam Monsef, on Thursday today announced up to $20 million over the next five years to help improve access to quality health and reproductive services for women and girls in Mali.

In a statement, the minister said this support is part of Canada’s strong commitment to gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, adding his country continues to champion the health and rights of women and girls globally.

The funding is being provided to a consortium that includes the international Development Cooperation, the Saint-Jerome and Sherbrooke Universities. With federal support, the consortium will train more than 2,800 health professionals, managers and trainers in the Bamako, Kayes, Koulikoro, Segou and Sikasso regions on gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights, Monsef noted.

The project will also contribute to building the capacity of managers responsible for the Malian government’s human resources management to improve the performance of the health system, the minister further added.

Source: Jordan News Agency