Canada International Development Agency(CIDA)

Canada International Development Agency (CIDA) is committed to tightening its focus and expanding its reach in three sectors, in line with the strategy. These sectors include health, governance and private sector development, all of which have been identified by Tanzania and Canada as central to poverty reduction efforts.
The Canadian International Development Agency’s focus on maternal and child health is critical to improving the quality of life and well-being of Tanzanians. Canada supports efforts to increase access to skilled health workers, increase the number of children born in health facilities, help prevent malaria and tuberculosis, and help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among young people and reduce its impact on children and their families. Canada’s support for the education efforts of the government of Tanzania boosts literacy rates, improves the quality of teaching, increases equitable access to secondary and vocational education and provides young people with the skills and training to secure jobs. Visit the CIDA website for more details on Canada-funded projects in Tanzania.
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is Canada’s leading agency for development assistance. Its goal is to reduce poverty, promote human rights and support sustainable development. The Canadian International Development Agency was established in 1968 to manage the bulk of Canada’s official development assistance programme. CIDA works in coordination with its development partners, fragile states and countries in crisis, selected countries and regions, and Canadian populations and institutions. The measure of its success lies in its contribution to the Millennium Development Goals and Canada’s broader international goals.
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The Canadian International Development Agency has made progress as follows:
Globally, from 1990 to 2004, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty fell from about a third to 19 percent;
Progress has been made in getting more children into school in the developing world; And
Global child mortality has declined, and it is becoming clear that the right life-saving interventions are proving to be effective.
Links to the health workforce crisis
African health systems are weak in part due to communicable and non-communicable diseases, poverty and a lack of a health workforce. The Canadian International Development Agency is committed to helping provide basic health care. At the G8 summit in 2006, Canada promised $450 million in funding for the Africa Health Systems Initiative. This program focuses on providing support to train, equip and deploy African health workers to make basic health care accessible to the most vulnerable. The Canadian International Development Agency will support national strategies to address gaps in health systems.