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<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

Partnering with First Nations to fight Diabetes in Northern Ontario

Partnering with First Nations to fight Diabetes in Northern Ontario

Canadians are becoming increasingly aware of how past injustices continue to have a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of First Nations people. The severe and ongoing health inequities faced by these communities have rightfully risen to prominence in our national media and public discourse in recent months. In February, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)

Dignitas International Co-Founder wins prestigious Canadian medical award

Dignitas International Co-Founder wins prestigious Canadian medical award

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has awarded Dignitas International Cofounder Dr. James Orbinski one of Canada’s most prestigious medical awards for his long-term commitment to improving health care, both locally and globally. Dr. Orbinski received the 2016 Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian Award late last week for work that ranges from the characterization of

Dignitas International Supports First Nations Leaders’ Call for Immediate Action to Address Health & Public Health Emergency in Northern Ontario

March 2, 2016 – Last week, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and representatives of the Sioux Lookout Area Chiefs Committee on Health (CCOH) declared a health and public health emergency for First Nations in the Sioux Lookout region and across NAN territory. We encourage you to read the full press release. As a

From the Desk of the CEO – December 2015

From the Desk of the CEO – December 2015

This past year has felt dark at times. The global events in my daily news feed – terrorist attacks, massacres, bombings, gun violence, climate change, refugee drownings – have left me with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach: is this now the status quo? Will this never-ending stream of threats and terror

Ebola study reports vision, hearing and joint pain problems among survivors

Ebola study reports vision, hearing and joint pain problems among survivors

The largest research study to date of survivors from the largest recorded Ebola outbreak shows that patients reported complications such as vision, hearing and joint pain problems months after being discharged from a treatment facility. The findings suggest that the Ebola virus may persist in certain bodily fluids after resolution of the acute disease. Dr.

Interview With Dr. Sumeet Sodhi

CBC Thunder Bay | December 1, 2015 An interview with Research Scientist Dr. Sumeet Sodhi About Dignitas’ Work in northern Ontario.