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Canada Steps Up its Fight against the World’s Most Deadly Diseases with an Historic Commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

ICAD and ICASO applaud Canada for its continued global leadership at this critical moment in history in the fight against three of the world’s most devastating communicable diseases.

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22 August June 2019 (Toronto, ON) – Today, Canada has once again demonstrated its firm commitment to accelerating progress in global health and development, to advancing the rights and health of women and girls, and to improving the health of the poorest and most vulnerable worldwide. ICAD and ICASO welcome Canada’s continued and historic … Read more 


 

ICAD Applauds Canada For its Renewed Commitment and Global Leadership Ushering in a Bold New Era Where Gender Equality is at the Centre of its Global Health Agenda

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ICAD stands with civil society partners in congratulating Canada for seizing a critical moment in the history of global health and development to renew its commitment to protect and promote the health and rights of women, youth and children around the world.

4 June 2019 (Vancouver, B.C.) – In a show of historic commitment to advancing the health and rights of women and girls, global health and development, Canada has announced a 10-year investment of $1.4 billion annually, of … Read more 


 

CHABAC Project Coordinator Part-time (.5 FTE) Deadline: 11:59 pm PDT on Thursday, April 18, 2019 ICAD is a Coalition of over 100 Canadian AIDS service organizations (ASOs), non-governmental development organizations, unions, faith-based organizations, and individuals involved in HIV, AIDS and international development. ICAD helps Canadians contribute to international HIV/AIDS work and ensures that the lessons learned from the global response to HIV/AIDS are utilized by Canadian organizations to improve prevention, care, treatment and support work in Canada. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) is a national network of organizations, individuals and other stakeholders who are dedicated to responding to issues related to HIV and AIDS in Canada’s … Read more 


 

Please join the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) and the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) for a brown bag lunch and roundtable discussion featuring Dr. Zeda Rosenberg, CEO, IPM

Dr. Rosenberg will provide an update to Canadian civil society leaders about the dapivirine vaginal ring for HIV prevention, the regulatory process, next steps, and the potential impact of microbicides on women’s health and empowerment and the HIV epidemic. Time for Q&A and discussion will follow.

When: Wednesday February 27th, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 280 Albert Street, Ottawa, Main Floor
Remotely: Connection details will be sent to registered participants
Please RSVP to Kate at kalexander@icad-cisd.com by noon … Read more 


 

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean (CHABAC) Network has been listed as a good practice model to help mobilize African, Caribbean and Black communities (ACB) in other countries to consider developing a similar regional hub model to engage ACB communities for country-level impacts funded by their national governments.

The 2018 NGO Report to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board is intended to help renew and focus the dialogue around people on the move so that the 2030 target of ending AIDS as a public health threat can be achieved. It represents the NGO Delegation’s contribution to support Member States to ensure that mobile populations are covered for services across their … Read more 


 

The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A2 CC: Honourable Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development Honourable Minister Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs Honourable Jane Philpott, President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government Honourable Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health February 14, 2019 Dear Canada, In 2016, you pledged CDN $804 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria (The Global Fund). We, the undersigned advocates, activists and representatives of communities living with, affected by and vulnerable to the three diseases in Canada have welcomed your contributions and leadership … Read more 


 

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) would like to announce the fifth annual African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2019 to help raise awareness of HIV and contribute to addressing HIV-related stigma in Canada’s African, Caribbean and Black communities.  This year’s message is: Start a Conversation. Know your Health Options. End the Stigma. Please join us in commemorating African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!   Plan a local event. Some ideas for events are: Host a showing of the  video “The Test” followed by a discussion Link up with a local HIV testing site to encourage HIV testing on February 7th … Read more 


 

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. As the Global Fund prepares for the 2019 Replenishment, this will be a valuable opportunity for Canadian civil society to engage with Mr. Sands about the Global Fund’s Case for Investment, Canada’s contributions to the Global Fund, and the role of civil society and partners in getting to a fully funded Global Fund.  

January 30th, 2019 9:00 am-10:30 am ET
280 Albert Street, Ottawa, Main Floor Remotely: Connection details will be sent to registered participants

Please RSVP to Kate Alexander at kalexander@icad-cisd.com by January 25th and indicate whether … Read more 


 

By Help Lesotho

Grandmothers are the key support structure for children in Lesotho and are essential to their survival. Many of them have lost their own children and family members to HIV/AIDS, leaving them confused, lonely and grief-stricken.

Despite their own poverty, illnesses and hopelessness, grandmothers have opened their homes and hearts to Lesotho’s orphaned children, filling the role of parents and guardians. They have the burden and the unique opportunity to support their grandchildren to become educated young leaders.

One such grandmother (‘nkhono’), Nkhono ‘Mafese’s life has been a series of tragedies. She became a widower after 20 years of marriage when her husband contracted Tuberculosis from working in … Read more 


 

By Robin Montgomery, Executive Director, ICAD Today is December 1 – a day when communities around the world commemorate World AIDS Day with efforts that celebrate our successes and pause to remember the millions who we have lost the fight against HIV. World AIDS Day also offers us opportunity to reflect, to re-calibrate, and to mobilize with increased force towards our collective Global Goal to end HIV as a public health threat by 2030. …sirens are blaring with warning that the world is off-track… like, way off track. This year’s World AIDS Day is unlike those that have come before. Today recognizes the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Yes, … Read more