Dr. Joel Kettner, medical director of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases in Winnipeg, said the fact no child has died, despite the numbers who have become so sick, is reassuring. Most kids will fight the virus off within a few days, he said.Read more
The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative (CHVI) Research & Development Alliance Coodinating Office (ACO) will help facilitate two satellite sessions to address challenges in HIV/AIDS research at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, October 28-31, 2014. Read more.
With its searchable set of outreach programs and indicators, OPEN now permits HIV/STBBI prevention workers and managers to quickly and conveniently share and compare indicators with their counterparts in other parts of the country.Read more
ICID continues its international work in HIV prevention through its ICID-UNICEF Ukraine HIV Prevention Initiative.Read more
The Public Health Agency of Canada and the federal government have shared more details about an experimental Ebola vaccine that will be donated to help fight the current outbreak in West Africa.
Keynote Speaker Announcement!
Dr. Joe Blondeau (Saskatoon Health Region)
"An Extraordinary 96 Hours: The Hemorrhagic Virus Scare in Western Canada"Read more
Heather Medwick (right) and David Morley met Prime Minister Harper at the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Toronto on Nov. 9, 2013. Medwick and Morley presented on the ICID UNICEF HIV Prevention in Ukraine Project. Through Canadian expertise and generosity, the project will turn the tide on the HIV epidemic that is ravaging Ukrainian youth in Zaporizhzhya.Read more
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On April 4, 2013, the International Centre for Infectious Diseases hosted a Scientific Exchange Meeting/Webinar on Advances in Vaccination Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease with Professor Ray Borrow, Head of the Vaccine Evaluation Unit with Public Health England in Manchester, UK.
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Global News, November 30, 2012
In most regions, including Africa, HIV is on the decline, but not in Eastern Europe. With World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, Russia and Ukraine have come under the spotlight for their growing HIV/AIDS epidemic.
That’s why the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID) and UNICEF Canada have launched the Ukraine Project, a program targeting HIV prevention in the European country.
“We want to target some of the groups engaging in those high-risk activities,” said Wendy Schettler, the program manager at ICID. The ICID is located in Winnipeg, which, with over 100,000 people, has one of Canada’s largest Ukrainian communities.
The Ukraine Project will target high-risk female youth aged 14 and older in the district of [...] Read more