UPDATE: The correct figure to the Clinton foundation is $20 million as corrected by the Toronto Sun here.
The excuse from the Liberal government for this is “support projects that will provide critical sexual and reproduction health (SRH) services” around the world.
The initiative was created under the umbrella of the Clinton Foundation, formed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and prominently supported by both Hillary and daughter Chelsea Clinton. (Toronto Sun)
Canada’s announcement of funding of up to $241.5 million at the Family Planning Summit will support projects that will provide critical sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and information and advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
This investment is part of Canada’s $650-million comprehensive approach to address gaps in funding for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and $840 million for humanitarian assistance in response to the crises in Iraq and Syria and the impact of these crises on Jordan and Lebanon.
The organizations, and the funding for them, follow.
Humanitarian and fragile settings:
United Nations Population Fund: Syria crisis – Health and prevention of gender-based violence – Jordan – $6.5 million (2016 to 2018)
United Nations Population Fund: Family health houses for Afghanistan – $20 million (2017 to 2022)
United Nations Population Fund: Iraq crisis – Reproductive health and support for survivors of violence – $10 million (2016 to 2018)
United Nations Population Fund: Syria crisis – Addressing gender-based violence and reproductive health – Syria – $8.5 million (2016 to 2018)
International Planned Parenthood Federation: Freedom to choose – Improving sexual and reproductive health and rights – South Sudan – $5 million (2017 to 2020)
SRHR and adolescents:
Care Canada: Preventing early and forced marriage – Benin – $3 million (2017 to 2020)
Helen Keller International: Reproductive health of adolescent girls – Burkina Faso – $10 million (2017 to 2020)
Clinton Health Access Initiative: SRHR for adolescents and young women – Nigeria – $20 million (2017 to 2021)
Marie Stopes Tanzania: Owning their reproductive health choices – Tanzanian women and girls decide – $15 million (2017 to 2021)
Plan International Canada: Improving the sexual and reproductive health and rights of Ethiopian girls and reducing child, early and forced marriage – $8 million (2017 to 2022)
Plan International Canada: Plan for girls – Integrative, transformative approach to SRHR with girls at the centre – multiple countries – $20 million (2017 to 2022)
UNICEF/United Nations Population Fund: Comprehensive sexual education and reproductive health services for adolescent girls – Ghana – $15 million (2017 to 2020)
UNICEF: Improving the reproductive health and nutritional status of adolescent girls – Ethiopia – $15 million (2017 to 2022)
Save the Children Canada: Reproductive health and rights of preadolescents and adolescents – Democratic Republic of Congo – $10 million (2017 to 2021)
Save the Children Canada: Reaching and empowering adolescents to make informed choices for their health – Northern Nigeria – $12 million (2017 to 2021)
Centre for International Cooperation in Health and Development: Access to health services in Kinshasa – $20 million (2017 to 2023)
Pathfinder International: Supporting family planning and abortion services in Mozambique – $18.5 million (2017 to 2024)
Leveraging donor opportunities:
World Bank: Global Financing Facility – Support to closing the SRHR gaps in national health plans – $20 million (2017 to 2019)
World Health Organization: Building a baseline for SRHR data in Mozambique – $5 million (2017 to 2021)
(Full report on Canada.ca)
Read here why Canada shouldn’t donate to the Clinton Foundation.