Debates of the Senate (Hansard)

3rd Session, 40th Parliament,
Volume 147, Issue 46

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker

International Cooperation


Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I have a supplementary question for the Leader of the Government in the Senate with regard to maternal health. The All-Party Parliamentary Caucus on Ending Malaria made representations to the Prime Minister. He had taken a personal interest in seeing whether expectant mothers could be given special help to deal with malaria.

Does the leader know whether a decision has been made that mothers who are expecting will be given nets to protect them from malaria?

Senator LeBreton: I do not have an answer to that specific question, honourable senators. However, this initiative includes hygiene, medicines and birthing kits. This money will pay for a host of measures. I will make a specific inquiry about provisions regarding malaria. I cannot imagine that that would not be part of it.