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40 th UNAIDS PCB Thematic Segment: HIV Prevention 2020: A Global Partnership for Delivery Panel: What is required for prevention scale-up Delivered by: Robin Montgomery, Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) I speak on behalf of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) – a Consortium of over 100 Canadian-based front-line and international development partners, community leaders and advocates. Thank you very much to our esteemed panelists and to the working group who have organized today’s very important thematic segment. One issue we haven’t heard about today – but yet constitutes a key driver of new infections around the world – is the growing level of HIV complacency. … Read more 


For immediate release ICAD Welcomes Canada’s First Feminist International Assistance Policy and its Potential Impact on the Government’s Global HIV Commitments to Reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 9 June 2017 (Ottawa) – ICAD applauds the much anticipated unveiling of Canada’s first feminist International Assistance Policy by Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, targeting gender equality and women’s rights, including sexual and reproductive health rights, and initiatives that will make significant contribution to improving the health and lives of the most vulnerable. ICAD also congratulates Minister Bibeau on her strong leadership to ensure an inclusive International Assistance Review process from which this new feminist development policy has … Read more 


ICAD is happy to announce the launch of three new case studies on its Digital Liaisons microsite . Three HIV and sexual health organizations from around the world share the lessons they have learned from using social media in their work: APCOM (Thailand) turns to the community and its influencers to encourage men to Suck. F*#ck. Test. Repeat.; Health GAP (United States) adds Whatsapp and Twitter to its activist toolkit; Youth Engage (Zimbabwe) turns to social media to mobilize young people, and politicians.

Packed with practical recommendations, examples and tools, Digital Liaisons is a showcase for innovative and strategic uses of social media and ICT in HIV work. In the … Read more 


The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African, Caribbean Network (CHABAC) is pleased to announce the release of two new fact sheets focused on the HIV engagement cascade!  

INFO SHEET #1: The HIV Engagement Cascade and African, Caribbean & Black Communities This is the first of two fact sheets focused on the HIV Engagement Cascade. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide an introduction to the Cascade and its components, how it relates to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 Goal, and some key principles in addressing the gaps in the Cascade.

INFO SHEET #2: Interventions Along the HIV Engagement Cascade for African, Caribbean & Black Communities

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…his incredible contributions didn’t stop at the lab. He played a role that is so critical for scientists– he was a powerful advocate. ICAD joins the global HIV community in mourning the loss of Dr. Mark Wainberg, whose scientific and political contributions to the HIV field have been profound. “Dr. Wainberg leaves behind a legacy of tremendous contributions in the field of HIV, human rights and advancing the health and wellbeing of women,” says Robin Montgomery, ICAD Executive Director. “Dr. Wainberg’s scientific contributions were pivotal in changing HIV from a deadly disease to what is now, for many people, a chronic manageable disease.  But his incredible contributions didn’t stop at … Read more 


ICAD Webinar Digital Liaisons: Lessons learned from using social media and ICT in HIV work Thursday, March 23 at 1pm EDT How are social media and ICT being used to promote sexual health and to engage individuals and communities in the response to HIV?

This one-hour webinar features a presentation of key lessons learned from the development of ICAD’s Digital Liaisons website and an interactive discussion with representatives of two of our featured case studies. Learn from the experiences of others by hearing how community-based organizations are using social media and ICT in interesting and innovative ways. Check out ICAD’s Digital Liaisons website here: http://digital-liaisons.icad-cisd.com .

In conversation with:

Robin … Read more 




Javier Bellocq (GNP+) and Christian Hui (CPPN) share key outcomes of the 3rd Positive Leadership Summit (LIVING 2016) held in Durban at AIDS 2016 and leading concerns and priorities moving forward, including the funding gap in the HIV response, legal barriers, meaningful community engagement, and the shrinking space for civil society. Facilitators: Julian Howes, GNP+ and Robin Montgomery, ICAD Hosted by: the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN) . Resources referenced in the discussion:  Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the … Read more