Results Canada volunteer walks from Oakville to Toronto to support Nutrition for Growth summit in Rio de Janeiro

Their Road to Rio is a long one, but it has nothing to do with the Olympics.

People walking Sunday, July 31, from Oakville to Toronto’s Ireland Park are drawing attention to something else happening in Brazil’s famous city this week.

They’re covering the 36 kilometres on foot because they want to see an end to hunger around the …

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Oakville resident walks the walk on July 31 to draw attention to Road to Rio campaign

Inez Kelly longs for the day that Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca’s words become a reality.

“The day that hunger is eradicated from the Earth, there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known,” said the Oakville resident, quoting what Lorca had said in the 1920s. “Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst …

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HIV and tuberculosis are the world’s most deadly duo

Given the headlines, you can be forgiven for thinking that HIV-AIDS is the world’s most deadly infectious disease. In fact, it’s tuberculosis.

TB, a bacterial infection that has been ravaging victims for more than 5,000 years, still kills 1.5 million people a year worldwide, and that number is rising.

HIV-AIDS, 35 years after it rose to …

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Why Aren’t More HIV-Positive People Being Screened For TB?

With the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the kick-off of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 2015 has been an outstanding year for advancements in global health: we now have potentially viable vaccines for both Ebola and malaria, child survival rates are the highest they’ve ever been, and the world is on track to exceed the target …

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Three Ways Civil Society Can Ensure the Private Sector Delivers Positive Development Outcomes

On July 13-16 in Addis Ababa, the world’s development actors will come together at the 3rd Financing for Development (FfD) conference to discuss how to fund the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Increasingly, in Canada and internationally, there has been a growing emphasis on the importance of innovative financing as integral to funding the SDGs. This …

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Status Quo Is Not Enough To Fight the AIDS Epidemic

Ambition is what drives us all. It’s the belief that through commitment, hard work, the right motivation, and bold goals, we can accomplish something as substantial as the eradication of a disease.

Too often though, we fall victim to the limitations we place on our ambitions – we segment our efforts, or believe that we shouldn’t set our sights too high …

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Hunger is more than just kids with swollen bellies

Food is necessary to survive, but around the world more than 800 million people do not have enough to eat. This, however, is only part of the picture.

The association of hunger with lack of food, which often conjures up images of starving children with swollen bellies and visible bones, misses the nearly 500 million children who are suffering from malnutrition. …

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Citizen Advocacy and Renewing Muskoka

From May 28-30th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper hosted a global summit on maternal, new-born and child health (MNCH). Entitled Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach, the summit addressed the frequency of preventable deaths among women and children in the developing world. Delegates sought to reaffirm their commitment to the Muskoka Initiative, an agreement born out of the 2010 G8 summit. …

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Canada helps to protect children from preventable deaths

Vaccines prevent an estimated 2.5 million deaths each year and give children the opportunity to both thrive and realize their full potential.[1. http://www.who.int/immunization/global_vaccine_action_plan/GVAP_Introduction_and_Immunization_Landscape_Today.pdf?ua=1]

Nonetheless, over 22 million of the world’s poorest children still do not received the basic life-saving vaccines that are routine in most developed countries.[2. http://www.who.int/immunization/en/]As a result, one in five of all children who die before the age …

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RESULTS Canada Media Panel – Writing tips for letters to the editor

n November 30, 2013 I attended the media panel session at the RESULTS Canada national conference in Ottawa. Panelists included Mohammed Adam (Ottawa Citizen editorial board member), Pierre Jury (Le Droit editorial page editor), Michelle Zilio (iPolitics journalist), and Lee Berthiaume (Post Media News Parliamentary reporter).

The following guidelines have been compiled from comments made by these panelists as well as …

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