Gathering takes aim at high HIV rates among world’s Indigenous population – CBC

Stakeholders from 14 countries converge in Ottawa for 3-day symposium

Jul 11, 2017

Front-line workers from around the world are gathering in Ottawa to discuss ways to curb high rates of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis C within Indigenous communities.

Hosted by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, a special symposium is bringing together Indigenous health experts from 14 countries to share strategies in hopes of creating an international framework for dealing with illnesses including HIV.

The goal is “to recommend to governments what best practices and what promising practices that have been successful within our Indigenous communities around the world,” said Ken Clement, executive director of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network.

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