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.
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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."
December 3, 2013
By Meaghan Derynck, RESULTS Canada
As advocates, we often like to use analogies to explain the scourge of pandemics like HIV: It's a runaway train with no conductor, a loaded gun in the hands of a madman, a tide that needs to be turned.
The problem with analogies though is that they have a way of detracting from the overarching, inevitable truth: People are dying. Real people.
By the end of 2012, there were 35.3 million people across the world living with HIV. That's more than the entire population of Canada. No analogies needed here.
December 2, 2013
By Claire Wilmot & Carli Melo
"Getting to Zero" -- zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths--is this year's World AIDS Day theme in support of the UNAIDS strategy for 2011-2015. Yet, today, the road to "zero" for many young people living in developing countries remains obstructed. Many people are not yet able to conceive of a world with zero new infections, discrimination, and AIDS-related deaths because of the systemic issues of poverty that find expression in HIV.
Canadian pledge to Global Fund affirms Canada's leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
December 2, 2013
OTTAWA—Following a meeting with Results Canada, a grassroots organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty through the commitment of passionate and engaged citizens, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, reiterated today Canada's support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, cementing Canada's leadership role in improving the health of those living in poverty around the world, especially women and girls.
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