Media

Read and listen to selected media coverage of our programs and events.

We can end AIDS, so let’s do it

We can end AIDS, so let’s do it

Published in the Globe and Mail | James Orbinski and Heather Johnston | July 21, 2015 Some of the world’s pre-eminent medical professionals, public health experts and scientists have been meeting in Vancouver this week at the 2015 International AIDS Society’s biennial conference. More than 6,000 delegates have been discussing the latest scientific developments in

Dignitas International: Bitcoin Holds Promise for Non-Profits

Dignitas International: Bitcoin Holds Promise for Non-Profits

Published in CoinDesk | Grace Caffyn (@GCaffyn) | August 10, 2014 The global fight against HIV and AIDS is gaining ground, but the war is far from over. Around 6,000 people are infected with the virus each day and 19 million across the globe remain unaware of their HIV-positive status. Additionally, treatment – and by

Profiles | Lifesavers (Mothers Who Help Others)

Published in Canadian Family | Cara Smusiak | May 2014 Dr. Megan Landes, Researcher with Dignitas International It’s a revolutionary idea in sub-Saharan Africa: Don’t just provide antiretroviral therapy (ART) to HIV-positive women during pregnancy and while they’re breatsfeeding, as the World Health Organization recommends – offer it to them for life. In 2011, Malawi

Narrow funding base ‘puts WHO drug programme at risk’ [SciDev.Net]

SciDev.Net, February 2014 by Michelle Dobrovolny The future of a WHO programme that ensures the quality of medicines for numerous global health NGOs and UN agencies is vulnerable unless more donors start funding it, health experts have warned. The Prequalification of Medicines Programme (PQP) relies on just two donors — the Bill & Melinda Gates

Mulanje Hospital has new CD4 count machine [The Nation]

The Nation, February 8, 2014 by Dyson Mthawanji Diginitas International, a medical and HIV/Aids research organisation, has procured a state-of-the-art CD4 count machine that will improve Aids treatment at Mulanje Hospital where the number of HIV tests are expected to increase from 150 to 500 per month. The organisation’s medical programme manager, Teferi Beyene, told

Canada Urged to Boost ‘Modest’ Contribution to Global Health Initiative

Canada Urged to Boost ‘Modest’ Contribution to Global Health Initiative

GLORIA GALLOWAY OTTAWA — THE GLOBE AND MAIL The work of the international fund established to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is starting to show significant results, and one of this country’s leading figures in humanitarian aid says Canada should move quickly to extend and enhance the country’s monetary support. The Global Fund, the primary