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The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), in partnership with the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) and the Action Hepatitis Canada (AHC), cordially invite you to a webinar that will provide insights from the World Hepatitis Summit and Pre-Summit Members Conference that took place from August 30 – September 4, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Please see attached the SAVE the DATE announcement for more information.

When: Friday, October 23, 12-1pm ET
Where: via webinar (please see confirmation of registration for more details)

Registration: Please contact Kate Alexander to RSVP to the webinar via KAlexander@icad-cisd.com

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This blog by the National Partners in Canada’s HIV Response first appeared on Huffington Post here .

5 October 2015 – National Partners in Canada’s HIV Response – On Oct. 19, voters will decide what kind of Canada they want to live in: one that takes the gold for protecting the health and human rights of all its people, or one that continues to be outperformed.

When it comes to the HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) response, Canada is a laggard both at home and abroad. Major developments in HIV and HCV treatment mean that the lives of thousands of Canadians could be greatly improved and even saved. But those … Read more 


 

On September 25, ICAD sent a pre-election letter to party leaders. The letter asks four key questions on how party leaders plan to address HIV and AIDS domestically and globally. Please find this letter below. We have received two responses from the four parties addressed. Find out what the Liberal and NDP parties say in response our letter.

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Responses:

Liberal Party of Canada: Responses
New Democratic Party of Canada: Responses

 

September 25, 2015

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, PC, MP
Prime Minister of Canada

The Honourable Thomas Mulcair, MP
Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition

Mr. Justin Trudeau, MP
Leader of the Liberal Party

Ms. … Read more 


 

ICAD has launched its consortium project to deliver the International Youth Internship Program with funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) entitled, “Global Connections: Bringing the world together through youth leaders”. ICAD is pleased to have partnered with Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP); Asian Community AIDS Service (ACAS); CAP/AIDS; HealthBridge Canada; Help Lesotho; Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN); LetsStopAIDS; and, World University Services of Canada (WUSC). Internship positions are now available and are open to youth in Canada between the ages of 19 and 30. Please share widely.

Click here to see the full list of positions available.


 

As a network of national organizations, the National Partners have been working together to urge the Public Health Agency of Canada to strengthen their upcoming call for the Community Action Fund. This brief update is to share with our members and stakeholders the concerns that we have raised and the responses that we have received to date.
National Strategies: Canada lacks a cohesive and renewed strategy to address HIV and AIDS, as well as HCV.  We have had some discussions about what such a strategy or strategies may mean in terms of the roll-out of the Community Action Fund and continue to advocate for strategies to address HIV/AIDS and HCV.

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Ottawa, CANADA  –

The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is pleased to announce that it will launch a consortium project to deliver the International Youth Internship Program with funding from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). For this two-year project, “Global Connections: Bringing the world together through youth leaders”, ICAD is pleased to have partnered with Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP); Asian Community AIDS Service (ACAS); CAP/AIDS; HealthBridge Canada; Help Lesotho; Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN); LetsStopAIDS; and, World University Services of Canada (WUSC). Together this consortium will facilitate a total of 40 internships for Canadian youth (20 youth internship placements per year). Internship positions will … Read more 


 

With input from ICAD Coalition members provided during a consultation held 14 August, ICAD submitted feedback on the draft UNAIDS Strategy (2016-2021). Thank you to all members who provided input into this important document that will build on the progress achieved in the global AIDS response. The final version of the UNAIDS Strategy will be available in October, 2015.

August 20, 2015

Dear members of the UNAIDS Strategy Unit,

Re: Feedback on the draft UNAIDS Strategy (2016-­2021)

We would like to thank UNAIDS and its strategy team for the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the draft UNAIDS Strategy for 2016-‐2021: Fast-­‐tracking to zero. The following submission is made … Read more 


 

UNAIDS PCB
Thematic Session – HIV in Emergencies
NGO Observer Statement

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for today’s very timely thematic segment and a special thanks to Noi and Annie for sharing their incredible stories with us. This statement is made on behalf of a loosely formed coalition of the non-governmental organizations of Stop AIDS Alliance, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development.

We are pleased to see the increasing focus on HIV in emergencies, where risk and vulnerability to HIV is often increased. Reaching the 90-90-90 will require us to work effectively to reach those affected by emergencies with high … Read more 


 

Laurie Edmiston

Laurie Edmiston
Executive Director of CATIE, Canada's source for HIV and hepatitis C information.

This blog by Laurie Edmiston first appeared on Huffington Post here .

The world got some inspiring news at last summer’s International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia: UNAIDS said we are positioned to see the end of the HIV epidemic by 2030. To achieve this goal, it proposed that by 2020, 90 per cent of people living with HIV globally should be diagnosed. Ninety per cent of those diagnosed should be receiving treatment, and 90 per cent of those on treatment should have a significantly reduced amount of virus in their blood, greatly improving the health of people living with HIV and reducing the risk of transmission.

Similar aspirations have … Read more 


 

Allison Carter

Allison Carter
Public health professional with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and the Epidemiology and Population Health Program at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. BC Community-Based Research Coordinator for CHIWOS

This blog by Allison Carter first appeared on Huffington Post here .
More than half of all people living with HIV worldwide are women, and yet they continue to be under-represented in the HIV response. A recent Canadian study of women living with HIV aims to break this glass ceiling, shedding important light on what opportunities exist and what barriers persist towards closing the gap for women living with HIV, a highly underserved community both in Canada and around the world.

The study was published in the journal Health Care for Women International and was led by, with, and for women living with HIV, in collaboration with allied researchers, clinicians, … Read more