Mr. Speaker, I recently travelled to Ethiopia with an NGO called Results Canada.
During this trip, I learned that tuberculosis, which killed 1.8 million people in 2008, can be treated for just $20 per person.
I also came to realize the impact that access to basic sanitation can have on the health of a child and an entire community.
I witnessed the quality of the work done by community and health workers who provide care and a clean space where a woman can safely give birth to her child.
I would like to congratulate Results Canada on its efforts and its incredible work.
However, the Conservative government has a responsibility towards the poor in this world. The government must act immediately by investing in these types of effective, low-cost interventions that save the lives of millions of women and children in this world. The mothers and children of this world cannot wait any longer.