In recognition of International Women's Day, it is with great pleasure that we share with you our newest ICAD publication titled, Addressing HIV in Canada and Globally: Lessons Learned from the Field. This resource features innovative projects led by ICAD members including, Rooftops Canada, Handicap International, Help Lesotho, CARE Canada, and World University Service Canada (WUSC).
Much of ICAD's core programming focuses on helping Canadians contribute to the global HIV response while also ensuring that the lessons learned from partners around the world are accessible and inform strategies to strengthen prevention, treatment, care and support work across regions and communities in Canada.
It is with this objective in mind that this publication has been developed. Building on ICAD's extensive history of twinning, knowledge exchange and capacity development, Addressing HIV in Canada and Globally offers us programmatic approaches, insights, and lessons learned in responding to complex social and structural factors that continue to disempower and drive HIV infection rates globally. While the focus of these case studies often speaks to HIV programming, the lessons presented here can easily be applied to other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) and settings, including in Canada, to ensure that no one is left behind.