December 6, 2010 (40th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Jim Abbott


Hon. Jim Abbott (Kootenay—Columbia, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, Canada has stood at the forefront of the world when it comes to helping those in need. As Canadians know, our efforts in Afghanistan to improve the lives of the people have been hard fought. In the year 2000, only 9% of the population had access to primary health care. Access to medicine and supplies was virtually non-existent.
Would the Minister of International Cooperation give Canadians an update on some of the improvements we have made to help improve public health in Afghanistan?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Afghanistan
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