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24 July 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – ICAD congratulates the International Partnership on Microbicides (IPM) on its announcement today that the European Medicine’s Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion on the dapivirine ring for use by cisgender women ages 18 and older in developing countries to reduce their risk of HIV-1 infection. This announcement is a turning point in the long path towards providing women with an efficacious and affordable HIV prevention option over which they have full control.

The EMA’s opinion is a game changer and we extend a heartfelt congratulations to the scientists, advocates, policy makers, regulators, community members and most of all, to the … Read more 


 

13 July 2020 (Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network – CHABAC) – CHABAC is thrilled to present the finalized bilingual version of its Program Science Model Training Resource and the final bilingual working draft of its Program Science Model. We would like to thank all those who contributed to this work, and welcome your feedback and interest in the ACB specific Program Science Model we have developed as part of our PHAC CAF funded project. We look forward to refining this model with feedback from our network, and will be posting a webinar recorded at the Canada Pavillion at AIDS 2020 where CHABAC Co-Chair Kwaku Adomako, CHABAC Coordinator James … Read more 


 

On June 6-7, the ICAD Pedal Pushers joined 21 other teams across the country to raise funds for 14 community-led development projects in Africa through the Canada Africa Partnership Ride . This event has raised over $80,000 and brought 161 riders together for a virtual bike-a-thon and scavenger hunt in a successful pivot from a typically in-person event, and an incredible showing of solidarity with communities in Africa. The Pedal Pushers had riders from Halifax to Edmonton, raising funds for Simba Utano (“Health is Power”), a project that is supporting sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescent girls and young women in Zimbabwe. Together, the 13 Pedal Pushers covered over … Read more 


 

May 21 st , 2020 – At a moment of public health crisis in Canada due to COVID-19, the Healthcare for All National Coalition is calling on the federal government to work closely with provincial and territorial governments to ensure access to healthcare for all people living in Canada. Together with over 200 civil society organizations from coast-to-coast, the coalition has  sent an open letter  to the federal government calling for access to healthcare for all people living in Canada, including those currently living in detention, regardless of immigration and citizenship status.
Carole Benedicte Ze, a refugee claimant from Cameroon who was initially refused access to testing after contracting COVID-19 … Read more 


 

The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) and Results Canada are pleased to jointly launch two new resources focusing on the collaborative TB and HIV response. The resources, ‘ Moving Forward from the Canadian Policy Dialogue on TB and HIV: Key Policy and Programming Considerations for the Canadian Response to TB and HIV ‘ and ‘ Implementing the UN Declaration on Tuberculosis: A Guide for Canadian Community Organizations Involved in the Response to TB and HIV ’ are a result of a multi-sectoral policy dialogue on TB and HIV hosted by our two organizations and the work of a national Advisory Committee.

The global TB and HIV epidemics fuel … Read more 


 

Together for Love: Start a conversation. Know your health options. End the stigma. The sixth annual African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is fast approaching! Join us on February 7, 2020  to help raise awareness of HIV and contribute to addressing HIV-related stigma in Canada’s African, Caribbean and Black communities.  25% of people living with HIV in Canada are ACB and our communities need to continue to come together to beat the epidemic. This year, CHABAC is endorsing the 2019 Campaign from the CDC’s Strategic Leadership Council. Please download the posters here for your events and to share! The African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will … Read more