The Canada International Development Agency announced on 9 April 2013 that it was partnering with Save the Children to provide food aid to Afghanistan targeted at pregnant and nursing mothers, and children in their first years of life.
Under the Economic Action Plan 2013 the Harper Government outlines the priority of food aid, international development and humanitarian assistance. These include a special focus on improving the nutrition, health, and survival of pregnant and nursing mothers and children under age two.
Canada supports the Muskoka Initiative to mobilize global action to reduce maternal and infant mortality and improve the health of mothers and children most in need around the world.
For more: Harper Government provides critical nutritional support in Afghanistan to save the lives of mothers and children, Canada International Development Agency, 9 April 2013.