Media

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Order of Canada recipient now helping Malawi fight AIDS [InsideToronto.com]

InsideToronto.com, Sunday, January 31, 2010 By Norm Nelson A quarter of a century after his volunteer work for Doctors Without Borders involved him in the heart of the Rwandan genocide, longtime Annex resident Dr. James Orbinski has received one of the top civilian honours bestowed by both Canada and the province of Ontario. Orbinski, a

Why Canadian universities matter? [Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review]

Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review, Monday, January 11, 2010 By Evren Tok Carleton University, Ph.D. Candidate: School of Public Policy and Administration While perhaps we all agree upon the meaning and importance of a university degree today, when it comes to choosing the “right” institution, defining “right” remains a complex task. As university education

Concerns raised about the rise of drug-resistant strains of HIV in Africa [CMAJ]

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), Thursday, January 7, 2010 By Wendy Glauser Trezar Mnenula sits in a consultation room in Zomba Central Hospital in Malawi, eyeing her HIV-infected patient skeptically. “Why do you think you keep forgetting to take your ARVs [antiretrovirals]?” she asks. The woman’s explanation, that she “forgot” the seven leftover pills in

The Great Divide [NorthumberlandView.ca]

NorthumberlandView.ca, Tuesday, December 1, 2009 By Dr. Adrienne Chan “Sometimes I feel like I’m being treated in the ‘Third World'”, commented a disgruntled patient I was consulting on last December 2008, during a short visit back to Toronto. While I hope my surprise with that statement didn’t show, over the past year I have thought

Keep Momentum In Fight Against HIV/AIDS [NorthumberlandView.ca]

NorthumberlandView.ca, Monday, November 30, 2009 By Carol Devine At this crucial time when enormous efforts from communities, organizations and donors large and small, governments, and the scientific community are making progress, two interrelated concerns plague us; evidence of HIV funding shortfalls and threats to adequate stock of drugs. From the spring of 2009 until recently,

Malawi health workers grapple with rising incidence of rape [CMAJ]

Canadian Medical Association Journal, Wednesay, October 22, 2009 By Wendy Glauser Over the past few years, health workers in Malawi have noticed an unforeseen consequence of the availability of free antiretrovirals: more rape victims are showing up in hospitals. Since 2005, when the Global Fund began providing AIDS drugs to the country, word has been

Asking the right questions [Haliburton Echo]

The Haliburton Echo, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 By Jenn Watt James Orbinski is a father of three, a cottager on Guilford Lake and a professor at the University of Toronto. Sitting on the patio of Heritage House café in Haliburton, you would never guess the blond, middle-aged man who wears socks with sandals and talks

Tisungane clinic shines over ART [Daily Times Malawi]

The Daily Times Malawi, Monday, July 13, 2009 By Lucas Bottoman Zomba-based Tisungane Antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic on Thursday celebrated its success story for reaching out to many HIV positive people with ART. The clinic boasts of a record of putting over 10,000 HIV/AIDS patients on ART from health centres in Zomba, courtesy of Dignitas