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Anniversary of International Women’s Day. What an extraordinary opportunity this is to introduce an initiative that…Anniversary of International Women’s Day. What an extraordinary opportunity this is to introduce an initiative that…The unconscionable global toll of death during childbirth 2011-04-14 more By Dr. Keith Martin MD, National Post – February 4, 2010 Every minute of every day, a woman dies giving birth. The toll is staggering: 530,000 pregnant women a year perish, 95% of them…

An uphill battle worth fighting: Moving resources where they are needed most 2011-03-23 more  by Keith Martin MD, Ottawa Citizen Editorial Blog – March 2011  The inability to access the most basic of medical supplies plagues the 2 billion people who exist on less than…How to Save 4 Million Children’s Lives – GAVI’s vaccine programmes a breakthrough in child hea 2011-03-23 more  by Keith Martin, GAVI Alliance – February 15, 2011 As a physician, the death of a child from a preventable or treatable disease is one of life’s most heart wrenching experiences….

Focus on primary health care is needed to fight AIDS 2010-07-21 more It’s not glamorous, but basic medicine is key to improving health in poor areas By Keith Martin MD, Montreal Gazette – July 21, 2010 At this week’s International AIDS Conference in…Crisis in the Congo 2008-11-25 more By Dr. Keith Martin MD, The Windsor Star – August 29, 2009 Recently, we marked World Humanitarian Day, and it is not good enough for us to congratulate ourselves on our humanitarian…A Partnership to Save Lives 2010-05-20 more  By Dr. Keith Martin MD, The Mark – May 20, 2010 The G8 could use the World Food Programme’s existing networks to deliver primary medical care to those who need it most. Dr. Keith Martin…Healthy mothers = healthy societies 2009-07-04 more by Dr. Keith Martin, National Post – July 4, 2009 When G8 leaders meet in L’Aquila, Italy, next week, investing in maternal health is the most important thing they can do to meet the UN’s…

How to Save Nearly 10 Million Lives 2010-05-04 more May 4th, 2010 G8 Nations Should Each Champion One of the Key Inputs in Primary Care “Time is running out for the world’s most powerful nations to articulate a plan of action that…Investment in maternal health plan involves more than just cash 2010-06-28 more By Keith Martin MD, Edmonton Journal – June 26, 2010 During the world’s largest meeting of pediatric academic scientists in Vancouver last month, a persistent refrain was heard: We…Needed: A Global Fund for Maternal and Child Health 2011-04-14 more Dr. Keith Martin, Member of Parliament for Esquimalt – Juan de Fuca recently introduced a motion in Parliament that calls on the Canadian government to work with its international partners..

.Mother’s Day in the Developing World 2010-05-11 more By Dr. Keith Martin MD, The Mark – May 8, 2010 We know how to save the lives of women in the developing world, we just need to do it. As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, the…What the Maternal Health Plan Should Be 2010-06-08 more By Dr. Keith Martin MD, The Mark – June 8, 2010 Canada needs to articulate what it wants to achieve at the G8 and G20 summits. Time is running out for Prime Minister Harper to articulate…Keith speaks at the Global Sepsis Alliance Merinoff Symposium 2011-04-14 more The Global Sepsis Community met in New York in September 2010 to address the worldwide global health emergency that is sepsis.  “Tens of millions of people die from sepsis each year,…

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