Monday, October 17, 2011

Tell Canada to "Show Up" for health

Africa Files
October 17, 2011

Action Requested: The Government of Canada is currently refusing to send Ministerial representation to a crucial global health conference taking place in Brazil, from October 19-21, 2011. The World Conference on Social Determinants of Health is a gathering of over 100 member states of the United Nations, and will be attended by heads of state and Ministers of Health from around the world — all coming together to discuss key national and global measures to improve health and well-being around the globe. 

Please add your name to a new online petition calling on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada to "show up" for health by ensuring that Canada’s Minister of Health attends and participates in the conference. CJW

Act By: 19 October 2011
Sponsor: Health for All Target: Prime Minister, government officials
Action Site: Other Contact Info: n/a

African Charter Article #16: Every individual shall have the right to enjoy the best attainable state of physical and mental health. (Click for full text...)

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