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Support Dignitas with Aeroplan Miles


Support Dignitas with Aeroplan Miles


Did you know you can donate your Aeroplan Miles to Dignitas International? Using donated air miles means we spend less money on airfare – so more of our funds go where they’re needed most: supporting our lifesaving work in Malawi and Northern Ontario.  We us Aeroplan miles to send staff to our projects in Africa,

Star French chefs team up for gala dinner in support of Dignitas

Star French chefs team up for gala dinner in support of Dignitas

If your summer plans didn’t include jaunts to Bordeaux and Provence, the culinary delights of France can still be yours – without the jet lag! On September 29th, Toronto-based French chefs Didier Leroy, Pascal Geoffroy and Rodney Alleguede are joining forces to prepare an exquisite four course meal, all in support of Dignitas International’s Aboriginal

The race for better diabetes care in Africa starts now

The race for better diabetes care in Africa starts now

From September 17 to October 5, Dignitas International’s Dr. Colin Pfaff will be cycling 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

Teen Club: Caring for adolescents living with HIV

Teen Club: Caring for adolescents living with HIV

June 26, 2016 On Saturday I took a trip to the further reaches of the district to visit a Dignitas Teen Club in Tuchila, a city 50km southeast of Blantyre. It is one of currently 32 such Teen Clubs run by Dignitas. There are several more planned. The project has seen remarkable growth since the

A Visit to the Tisungane Clinic

A Visit to the Tisungane Clinic

June 22, 2016 Today I spent the morning at Dignitas’ flagship Tisungane Clinic. It is from here that many of Dignitas’ accomplishments can be seen. The HIV pandemic in Africa did not enjoy the access to a class of antiretroviral drugs that the developed world has had since 1996. We have converted HIV from a

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