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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

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

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