The Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada (2004)

By the Government of Canada:

“The launch of the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada signals a renewed and strengthened federal role in the Canadian response to HIV/AIDS.The Federal Initiative – a partnership of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Correctional Service Canada – will work toward a Canada free from HIV and AIDS and the underlying conditions that make Canadians vulnerable to the epidemic.

To achieve this, federal action will focus on providing leadership to enhance strategic relationships, better align the efforts of key players (with clear roles and responsibilities) and improve ongoing evaluation and ensure that people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS are partners in shaping policies and practices affecting their lives. By maximizing the use of its own resources and collaborating with others, the federal government will make a larger and more effective contribution to addressing the complex social, human rights, biological and community barriers that continue to fuel the epidemic.”

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