Health

January 23, 2015
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its 2015 Gates Annual Letter this week. The letter, titled “Our Big Bet for the Future,” makes a bold prediction: “The lives of people in poor...
Keywords: Article , Health, Human Rights, Media, Poverty Research, International
January 21, 2015
People in Canada’s northern territories continue to be troubled by food prices that are dramatically inflated relative to other parts of the country. Statistics Canada data from 2009, the last year...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Health, Indigenous, Inuit, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon
Poverty: Health Hazard for All
September 9, 2014
Talk by Dr Gary Bloch, a strong advocate for addressing the social determinants of health through primary care and political advocacy. Register for the event: http://bchealth.eventbrite.ca *Not in...
Keywords: Article , Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia
July 23, 2014
Being poor can make you sick. Where you work, the air you breathe, the state of your housing, what you eat, your levels of stress and your vulnerability to crime, injury and discrimination all affect...
Keywords: Article , Health, Housing, United States
July 7, 2014
The Conservative government’s latitude to choose its own policies was curtailed yet again on Friday when a judge called health-care cuts for failed refugee claimants a form of “cruel and unusual...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
June 9, 2014
Is it in the public interest to ensure that prisoners have access to life saving medication? That was the situation faced by the Community Legal Assistance Society's client. He was denied his HIV...
Keywords: Article , Health, Prisoners' Rights, British Columbia
June 6, 2014
The B.C. auditor general’s recent report, "Disability Assistance: An Audit of Program Access, Integrity and Results", indicates that B.C. adults who have developmental disabilities — such as Down...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Health, British Columbia
May 27, 2014
B.C. Premier Christy Clark has announced “Ward 10C” at St. Paul’s Hospital will no longer be dedicated to AIDS due to a steady reduction in cases. There’s been a 90% drop in AIDS cases in B.C. since...
Keywords: Article , Health, British Columbia
May 12, 2014
All British Columbians will be offered a blood test for HIV/AIDS every five years as part of new testing guidelines that are the first of their kind in Canada. Until now, only pregnant women have...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Health, British Columbia
March 25, 2014
A home designed to keep people off drugs and out of jail is about to close its doors as federal funding is set to expire on March 31. The transitional home is a spot where people going through...
Keywords: Article , Health, Housing, Manitoba
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