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ICAD LAUNCHES CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Capacity-building through twinning in Zambia and Malawi As part of CARE Canada’s Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) funded by the Government of Canada, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is leading a capacity-building initiative to improve the health outcomes of women living with HIV and children living with and/or affected by HIV in targeted regions of Malawi and Zambia.  The ultimate aim is to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in targeted regions. This capacity-building initiative will be accomplished through twinning partnerships between organizations or groups in Canada and in selected districts in Malawi and Zambia.   Small grants … Read more 


 

ICAD, in partnership with CATIE , brought the Canada Pavilion to AIDS 2016 on July 18‐22, 2016 in Durban, South Africa.

The Canada Pavilion — Canada: Meeting the challenge —  brought together AIDS 2016 delegates from Canada and around the world, showcased Canada’s leadership and engagement in the global HIV response, provided a space for delegates to meet, share experiences and learn from each other.  The Canada Pavilion showcased the Canadian response to HIV through six key mechanisms: an electronic collection of Canadian resources available; audio recordings of interviews with staff and peers from a Canadian supervised injection facility; a video demonstrating Canadian excellence and challenges in addressing HIV; an … Read more 


 

A comprehensive approach to HIV prevention balances structural changes (such as poverty reduction and gender equality), the expansion and strengthening of existing and emerging prevention strategies (such as behavioural interventions, the distribution of male and female condoms, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and treatment-as-prevention (TasP), and targeted investments in research of new prevention options (such as vaccines and microbicides).

Research into new prevention options is a critical part of comprehensive HIV prevention. New prevention options are needed for those who cannot use or rely on existing prevention methods such as condoms.

ICAD aims to raise awareness and understanding of research into new prevention options among Canadians, and to promote … Read more 


 

The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative provides opportunities for Aboriginal youth to participate in international internships in developing countries.
The initiative aims to:

provide valuable international work experience for Aboriginal youth;
provide opportunities for Aboriginal youth to increase their awareness of and contribution to Canada’s international development efforts, through participation in internships with local partner organizations; and,
build the capacity of Aboriginal youth to promote Canada’s international development efforts both in Canada and abroad.
International Aboriginal youth internships consist of a four to six-month period spent in a developing country working on issues such as equality between men and women, the environment, health, education, small business development, and agriculture.

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Global Affairs Canada’s International Youth Internship Program offers post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain valuable international development work experience. The program is part of the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy(YES) which aims to help young people make the school-to-work transition.
There are four objectives to GAC’s International Youth Internship Program:

To provide eligible youth with international experience, skills and knowledge that will prepare them for future employment in a knowledge-based economy;
To increase employment opportunities by promoting awareness among Canadian organizations of the advantages of integrating young Canadian professionals into their structures and programs;
To provide opportunities for Canadians to increase their awareness, deepen … Read more 


 

While migration can create positive opportunities for individuals, it often creates conditions and circumstances that intensify risk and vulnerability to HIV and other communicable disease (e.g., separation from family, presence or absence of social networks in the country of destination, extreme stress, lower socio-economic status, reduced access to harm reduction and HIV prevention, treatment and care services). For these reasons newcomers represent a hidden at-risk population whose health and social care needs require further exploration to prevent new infection, reduce vulnerability, and mitigate the impact of HIV, HIV related co-infections, and other communicable disease.
With an increasingly diverse population of newcomers and the migration of newcomers across regions and jurisdictions … Read more