Early day motion 1265

CANADA-UK COLLOQUIUM REPORT ON GLOBAL HEALTH

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Total number of signatures: 11

Bottomley, Peter Caton, Martin Crausby, David Dobbin, Jim
Dodds, Nigel Flynn, Paul Hancock, Mike Long, Naomi
Meale, Alan Rosindell, Andrew Shannon, Jim

That this House commends the recently published report of the Canada-UK Colloquium on Global Health, which reflects the shared values of the UK and Canada and the importance of their working together to improve global health, affecting all societies at home and abroad; notes the recommendations in the report that point to practical action, both nationally and through international institutions, to protect the wellbeing of mothers, newborn babies and children, and to develop improved systems to combat neglected tropical diseases and non-communicable chronic diseases such as mental illness, obesity, alcohol and smoking-related conditions that affect the future of everyone's health; and calls on the Government to build on the UK's and Canada's successful co-operation in these areas, through health diplomacy and medical research, to improve the economic livelihood of citizens in all countries where help is needed.