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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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The Number One Killer of People With HIV

As advocates, we often like to use analogies to explain the scourge of pandemics like HIV: It’s a runaway train with no conductor, a loaded gun in the hands of a madman, a tide that needs to be turned. The…
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War on HIV, malaria and TB can be won, Gates says as Ottawa boosts aid

The long battle to rid the world of three scourges – HIV, tuberculosis and malaria – is slowly being won and significant progress can be expected over the next few years, says Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist and driving force…
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Canada increases donations to fight HIV, malaria and tuberculosis

Canada is increasing its contribution to the Global Fund established to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by more than 20 per cent. That will bring this country’s new commitment to the fund to $650-million over three years –up from $500-million…
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