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RESULTS Canada is hosting a round table discussion at the University of British Columbia on September 29, 2017. If you or those in your network are involved in the Canadian global health R&D sector please consider attending and/or share this across your own network.
We need to hear directly from you on the opportunities, gaps and best practices in your experience concerning global health R&D, particularly for diseases of poverty. According to a recent funding report that maps out Canada’s spending into neglected R&D for diseases of poverty, funding is low, inconsistent, and lacks diversity. Launching from this research, we would like to investigate in greater detail the challenges and opportunities facing the global health R&D community in Canada. We will use this to help inform a set of policy recommendations to move Canada’s R&D funding for global health and diseases of poverty forward. Now is a key time to voice the needs of the research community if we want to see the full potential of the Canadian global health community realized.
RESULTS Canada is a global advocacy organization that works to create the political will to end poverty through focused advocacy in global nutrition, child health, education and tuberculosis. We work with a variety of stakeholders to advance these causes, including elected officials, NGOs, multilateral organizations, federal officials, and members of the Canadian public.
The Global Ministerial Conference aims to accelerate country implementation of the WHO End TB Strategy in order to reach the End TB targets set by the World Health Assembly and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Ministerial Conference will inform the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on TB in 2018.
World AIDS Day, December 1, which also launches the start of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada, is a time for reflection: on what we have achieved with regard to the national and global response to HIV, and what we still must achieve.
World AIDS Day is a day dedicated to commemorate those who have passed on and to raise awareness about AIDS and the global spread of the HIV virus.
The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 after health ministers from around the world met in London, England and agreed to such a day as a way of highlighting the enormity of the AIDS pandemic and nations’ responsibility to ensure universal treatment, care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS.