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A doctor in Mwanza, Tanzania, advises the mother of a newborn diagnosed with a chest infection at the Kisesa Health Centre, which was supported by CIDA through the Health Basket Fund.
A doctor in Mwanza, Tanzania, advises the mother of a newborn diagnosed with a chest infection at the Kisesa Health Centre, which was supported by CIDA through the Health Basket Fund.
(Joshua Kraemer/ACDI-CIDA)

Editor's letter: CIDA was long dead. Harper only buried it

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The death of the Canadian International Development Agency was a long process, much longer than it needed to be, as I learned last spring when a small group of “private sector actors” met quietly with then International Development minister Bev Oda and CIDA president Margaret Biggs to debate the agency’s future.