December 6, 2013
By Nicci Stein, The Teresa Group and Adrian Betts, AIDS Committee of Durham Region
Individuals claiming to work for "ICAD Kenya" have allegedly been attempting to raise funds in Kenya. They have also used Facebook to create an appearance of being affiliated with us. ICAD has no offices anywhere in developing countries, nor do we raise funds from individuals or NGOs in any developing country.
Please advise us if you see any suspicious or fraudulent fundraising activities being conducted under our name: email@example.com.
December 5, 2013
By Dara Gordon, Intern, CIDA/DFATD's International Youth Internship Program (IYIP)
I've been living in Antigua and Barbuda as an intern through CIDA/DFATD's International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) for four months working with an HIV prevention organization and while the weather is balmy and the beaches are sunny, HIV is just as present here as it is elsewhere in the world. In fact, outside of Sub-Saharan Africa, research shows that the Caribbean has the highest HIV prevalence rate in the world. But the discourse of HIV in the Caribbean isn't about access to anti-retrovirals (ARVs) nor is it about children orphaned by AIDS or increasing the number of HIV positive pregnant women accessing testing at antenatal clinics as the discussions often are in many African countries.
December 5, 2013
By Vijaya Chikermane, Executive Director, ASAAP
World AIDS Day marks one of the most gripping health epidemics in human history. With all eyes on AIDS, this day is an opportunity to acknowledge milestones achieved, and more importantly, to remind us that it's not over.
Over the weekend I read Sarah Liss's article, "The Second Coming of AIDS" and found it moving and exciting. It covers the changing course of the movement and reminds us of the importance of outrage, strength and activism. I was particularly excited to see a racialized person at the forefront of a mainstream article who was well-represented and drove his own story.
December 4, 2013
By Marilyn Coolen, Peggy Edwards, and Pat Evans, Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN)
The grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa face triple jeopardy caused by gender, age and exposure to both communicable and non-communicable diseases that are associated with aging. Many are affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. At the same time they are invisible in the statistics and often in the public consciousness. They are impacted on many levels by gender inequalities that are intersected by the stigma of aging.
December 3, Ottawa, Toronto, CANADA – The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) and the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) welcome yesterday's announcement from the Government of Canada that it will contribute $650 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Robin Montgomery, Executive Director of ICAD, expressed that "this contribution represents Canada's leadership in achieving the UN target of 15 million people receiving treatment for HIV by 2015. We are extremely proud to say this pledge represents a 20 per cent increase and hope that Canada's announcement will persuade other global leaders to follow suit."
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