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Haiti gets new democratically elected govt, Canada announces $70 mn in aid

Other funding is intended to improve access to education and justice

AP | PTI  |  Port-au-Prince 

Haiti. Photo: Reuters

has announced roughly $70 million in development for a day after the poor country returned to a democratically elected government. The funding is intended to improve conditions for Haitians, particularly for and

Yesterday's announcement came a day after Jovenel Moise was sworn in as the Caribbean nation's president for the next five years.

had been governed by an appointed president's interim government for the last year amid a repeatedly derailed electoral cycle that started in 2015.

The largest part of Canadian assistance will go toward the Pan American Health Organisation's work in Haiti, including funding for postnatal care for mothers and their infants. has the highest maternal mortality ratio in the hemisphere.

Other funding is intended to improve access to and justice.

First Published: Thu, February 09 2017. 08:00 IST