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Most Rev Peter Turkson (Now Cardinal)
April 13.2016 HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PROCEEDINGS
Vol. XLVIII No. 12
MR. B. DAVIS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise in this hon. House to recognize a pioneer in the fight for better health care in the developing world. Dr. Robert Walley is an emeritus professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Memorial University, and is founder and executive director of MaterCare International. MaterCare is a charitable organization headquaftered in St. John's, operating with the mission to bring obstetric care to some of the poorest regions of the world. Dr. Walley's expertise in the field of maternal health care in the developing regions of Africa has eamed him international recognition, including a papal medal. On March 17, Dr. Walley was selected as a panellist for a side event at the United Nations during its 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. He delivered a presentation that advocated on behalf of mothers who are suffering due to inadequate obstetric care in their home regions. This presentation, aimed at bringing greater awareness to the Western world of this vital issue, was the latest in an outreach efforl that he's championed for decades. I ask hon. Members in this House to join me in recognizing Dr. Walley for his humanitarian advocacy and his long-standing effort to bring accessible maternal health care to the developing world. Thank you. (Min. 3:17)
Source recording available at: http://archive.isiglobal.ca/vod/nfld/archive_2016-04-13-HOA-live-high.mp4.html
Dr. Robert Walley wishes to thank Mr. Davis for his initiative on behalf of everyone in the association of MaterCare International. Thank you!