Today the Government of Canada presented its plan to end the fight against COVID-19. It announced $375 Million towards the global pandemic response with $1.4 Billion in additional international assistance over 5 years. Much of the $1.4 billion is targeted for this year, with no indication of a long-term strategy to truly eradicate COVID-19 around the world or ensure a just and transformative recovery for the most marginalized around the world.

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15 Minutes to Change the World - CARE Canada's podcast

In the final episode of our March4Women series, we speak with Everjoice Win, an activist in feminist and social justice movements in her country, Zimbabwe, the African continent and globally for over 30 years. Everjoice speaks passionately about decolonizing aid and localization in the context of international development and humanitarian work—and how women are leading the charge in this very critical area.

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COVID-19 vaccination in Bangladesh, March 2021. Photo: Asafuzzaman Captain/CARE Bangladesh

In the global vaccine debate about who pays for doses, how much they cost, and how to ship them to lower income countries, the world is overlooking the most important factor: Who makes sure people get vaccines?

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15 Minutes to Change the World - CARE Canada's podcast

In the third episode of our March4Women series, we speak with Cindy Karugia, Financial Advisor at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), about financial and corporate inclusion and leadership. Cindy also lends her time and expertise to nonprofit organizations like G(irls) 20, YWCA Canada, and Equal Voice Canada, and we are thrilled to have her as a Board member at CARE Canada.

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Mrs. Boukari is a nurse. She works at a community health unit that supports those effected by COVID-19 in Togo. Lina Mensah/CARE

In today’s episode of 15 Minutes to Change the World, we’re talking about how women are leading in health care, the complexities of global health in a post-COVID-19 world and health equity. Our guest is Dr. Sameera Hussain, who is the newly anointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health.

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