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Waiting Room St Mary's Mission

I found a fairly distressing report from AIDSmap news this morning.  Fewer than one in five people with HIV in Kenya and Malawi know they are infected.  The implications of this are heart-breaking.

The good news is that awareness is starting to build.  And there are dedicated people working hard on the solution.


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St. Mary's Mission Hospital

I found an interesting article from IRIN news this morning on the challenges facing PMTCT programmes in Namibia.

While we don’t have any partners in Namibia yet, the challenges are very similar in Kenya and Uganda.  And, as in many parts of Africa, progress is being made.

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Small Girl and Baby

There’s really nothing I can add to this brilliant speech.  I wish I could have been there to hear it in person.  You can read it here.

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Children in Mombasa

I was pleased to see this story, announcing that pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is planning to invest up to  $97 million  US over 10 years in improving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for children and adults in sub-Saharan Africa.

It’s wonderful that they’re doing this.  But there’s so much more needed.  Their investment works out to $9.7 million per year.  And with an estimated 22 million people living with HIV/AIDS in that part of the world, I really hope that many others will step up to help!

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Waiting Room St Mary's Mission

In my work as Director of Communications at Pediatric AIDS Canada, I spend a lot of time reading articles related to my work.

 The problems are just about overwhelming, but there are glimmers of hope.  This article about AIDS awareness and prevention in Liberia appeared in The Guardian UK last month.  It gives a pretty clear picture of some of the obstacles to be overcome if we’re ever to win the fight against this pandemic.

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We’re huge fans of Bono round here (well, who isn’t?).  So I was pleased to see this piece in the New York Times last week about the current situation in Africa.  And hope for the future.

You keep tellin’ ’em, Bono!

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Thank you!

I loved this recent story over at Digital Philanthropy, with suggestions on how to give to your favourite charity, even in an economic downturn.  Times may be tough, but imagination is always free.

Of course, I’d like to add the reminder that, if you’d like to donate to Pediatric AIDS Canada, you can do so every time you shop online, just by going to our We-Care.com marketplace and clicking through to one of over 900 online shops from there.  One little click and you’ve donated to a great cause, at no cost to you.

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