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Getting on the fast track to end AIDS

Getting on the fast track to end AIDS

Photo: Dr. Megh Raj Jagriti, Dignitas International’s Malawi Country Director, displays a message on his hand in support of the UN campaign Hands Up for HIV Prevention on World AIDS Day 2017.  By Dr. Megh Raj Jagriti, Dignitas International’s Malawi Country Director On World AIDS Day, we join millions of people around the world commemorating

Hands Up For HIV Prevention! – Dignitas marks World AIDS Day in Malawi

Hands Up For HIV Prevention! – Dignitas marks World AIDS Day in Malawi

For close to three decades every December 1st, people around the world come together to observe World AIDS Day and pay their respects to the millions of people who have lost their lives to the epidemic. Since it first started in 1988, World AIDS Day has helped raise awareness about the impact HIV and AIDS

Dignitas research featured at major national conference in Malawi

Dignitas research featured at major national conference in Malawi

Dignitas International participated in this year’s Malawi Research and Best Practices Dissemination Conference, which took place in Lilongwe’s Bingu International Convention Center on November 24th. The country’s National AIDS Commission (NAC) organized the Conference. Chief of Health Services in the Malawi Ministry of Health Dr. Charles Mwansambo was the guest of honour who officially opened

Text-for-Health: New Dignitas app brings diabetes, TB and HIV info to Malawian phones

Text-for-Health: New Dignitas app brings diabetes, TB and HIV info to Malawian phones

In its mission to deliver quality and timely care, Dignitas International (DI) has developed mHealthTip, a Short Message Service (SMS) application that allows patients to receive health-related information on their mobile phones as a text message. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), DI’s Data/ICT, Medical and Research Departments collaborated with Zomba

ARRIVAL charity screening supports Dignitas’ mission to build strong health systems

ARRIVAL charity screening supports Dignitas’ mission to build strong health systems

On November 9th, Dignitas hosted a special advanced charity screening of ARRIVAL at Toronto’s Scotiabank Theatre, followed by a cocktail reception at the stylish Storys Building a few blocks away. We’re very happy to report that over 300 people came out for the night, helping us raise over $100,000. Events like this are important to

Bridges to better healthcare: Dignitas and Knowledge Translation in Malawi

Bridges to better healthcare: Dignitas and Knowledge Translation in Malawi

The following interview is an excerpt from Dignitas International’s 2015 Annual Report.   Dr. Beatrice L.M. Mwagomba, National Program Manager of Non-Communicable Diseases & Mental Health, Malawi Ministry of Health. “Too often research is conducted in Malawi but not utilized to improve our countries’ health policy and practice,” says Dr. Beatrice L.M. Mwagomba, the Ministry of Health’s National

Pivot Group: The Road Ahead for Aboriginal Health and Education

Pivot Group: The Road Ahead for Aboriginal Health and Education

Tackling the health and education inequities that are impacting Canada’s indigenous communities are among the most urgent issues we face as a nation.  On October 13th, we brought together two leading experts on these subjects: The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada and founder of the Martin Aboriginal Education Institute, and Dr.

Diabetes CHW Project Certifies Workers

Diabetes CHW Project Certifies Workers

Congratulations to our newly certified Community Health Workers! The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) and Dignitas International (DI) are proud to announce the progress of our team members as the Diabetes Community Health Worker (CHW) Project’s implementation continues in four pilot communities. After completing training in diabetes treatment plan support and the St.

Ride for Health: The energy to carry on

Ride for Health: The energy to carry on

BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 17 AND OCTOBER 5, DIGNITAS INTERNATIONAL’S DR. COLIN PFAFF CYCLED FROM NORTHERN MALAWI TO NAIROBI, KENYA TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE URGENT NEED FOR BETTER DIABETES CARE IN AFRICA. FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT HIM AND DIGNITAS’ EFFORTS TO BRING LIFESAVING HEALTH CARE TO PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD BY VISITING THE RIDE

A Taste of France: une nuit fantastique!  

A Taste of France: une nuit fantastique!  

On September 29th, Toronto French School welcomed 150 guests for A Taste of France, a benefit in support of Dignitas International’s Aboriginal Health Partners Program. Initiated by the Consul General of France in Toronto, guests were treated to spectacular French cuisine prepared by some of the city’s finest French chefs – Didier Leroy, Pascal Geoffroy and