World Aids

How Grandmothers Are Helping the AIDS Epidemic

Andrea Beal | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada
Andrea Beal

In sub-Saharan Africa, fewer than half of the people who need them have access to treatment medications. Children are still being born HIV positive. And their parents are still dying of the disease, leaving them to be raised by their aging and grieving grandmothers. These strong, resourceful women are literally saving the continent.

Why We Need to Stop Tuberculosis to End AIDS

Niya Chari | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Impact
Niya Chari

HIV positive individuals have an estimated 20-30 times greater risk of developing active TB than people without HIV infection. But, without an infusion of renewed global support, global mechanisms cannot scale up their activities to ensure that all people living with HIV are screened for TB, and all TB patients are provided HIV counselling and testing.