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Teen Club: Caring for adolescents living with HIV

Teen Club: Caring for adolescents living with HIV

June 26, 2016 On Saturday I took a trip to the further reaches of the district to visit a Dignitas Teen Club in Tuchila, a city 50km southeast of Blantyre. It is one of currently 32 such Teen Clubs run by Dignitas. There are several more planned. The project has seen remarkable growth since the

A Visit to the Tisungane Clinic

A Visit to the Tisungane Clinic

June 22, 2016 Today I spent the morning at Dignitas’ flagship Tisungane Clinic. It is from here that many of Dignitas’ accomplishments can be seen. The HIV pandemic in Africa did not enjoy the access to a class of antiretroviral drugs that the developed world has had since 1996. We have converted HIV from a

Notes from the Field: Day 1 at Dignitas – Dr. Rajiv Singal

Notes from the Field: Day 1 at Dignitas – Dr. Rajiv Singal

  Starting on Giving Tuesday, which falls on November 29, we’re looking back at Dr. Rajiv Singal’s first-hand account of our lifesaving work in Malawi. Over the next few weeks, please be sure to visit dignitasinternational.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn more about Dr. Singal’s experience and how Dignitas is working to improve heath care for the world’s most

Dignitas medical advisor wins prestigious social responsibility award

Dignitas medical advisor wins prestigious social responsibility award

Long-time Dignitas medical advisor Dr. Adrienne Chan has received a medical social responsibility award from the University of Toronto. Dr. Chan received the award for her work at Dignitas International over the past decade, which focuses on responses to HIV in resource-limited settings. She was also recognized for her work with the World Health Organization from 2014-2015

Rotary goes “All In” to help fight against HIV/AIDS

Rotary goes “All In” to help fight against HIV/AIDS

On Saturday April 30th, Rotary clubs from the Toronto area went “All In” to help raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS at the 6th annual District 7070 Poker Walk for HIV/AIDS in the GTA. With more than 20 teams walking to raise money, the event helped support Dignitas and other organizations that are working

Toronto students pedal support for HIV+ Teen Club in Malawi

Toronto students pedal support for HIV+ Teen Club in Malawi

By Isabella Wright and Holly Atkinson Students at The Bishop Strachan School in Toronto. On April 15th, Branksome Hall hosted over 300 students from seven different schools across Toronto for Race for Dignity, and annual spin-a-thon that helps HIV+ teens start lifesaving treatment through Dignitas’ Teen Club program in Malawi. Now in its seventh year,

<em>ivari</em> supports Dignitas’ Aboriginal Health Partners Program

ivari supports Dignitas’ Aboriginal Health Partners Program

A big thank you to our friends at ivari Canada for their wonderful support of Dignitas’ Aboriginal Health Partners Program. The support of ivari, and our other generous funders, will play a key role in building this much needed program, aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal people living with diabetes in remote, resource limited

World TB Day 2016

World TB Day 2016

Tuberculosis (TB) is curable and yet it kills three people every minute globally. On March 24th, we marked World TB Day to build public awareness for this global health challenge. With a theme of “Unite to End TB”, partners called for a global effort to end TB once and for all by helping educate others

A Pivotal Evening

A Pivotal Evening

On February 23rd, some of the brightest minds in science and the arts gathered at The Spoke Club in Toronto to present a fascinating look at one of the world’s biggest challenges: the impact of climate change on global health. Dr. James Orbiniski, Dr. Richard Peltier and Carol Devine were the keynote speakers at the