Saturday, January 21, 2012

How to get money from CIDA; and how not to

Says Patricia Maloney of Run with Life:
The best way involves telling CIDA you’ll give out lots and lots and lots of condoms to third world countries. International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) did this, along with promising all kinds of other contraception methods/abortifacients including emergency contraception and IUDs.

And the worst way? DON'T promise to hand out condoms. Promise to actually deal with maternal mortality:

In their 2004 refusal from CIDA, MaterCare were told that one of the reasons their funding request was refused was because—are you ready for this? Because their project [West African regional Birth Trauma Centre in Ghana] was:

“aimed at curing the problem rather than preventing it from taking place”.

MaterCare was trying to cure a problem of maternal child mortality. Oh my goodness, what were they thinking?

I wish someone would pay her a living wage to do this research full time. I'm sure she would, too :)