Input sought from people living with HIV and hepatitis C on the implementation of a pan-Canadian framework for action on STBBI

Lori LyonsNews, Slider

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Over the past 18 months, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has led the development of a Pan-Canadian Framework for Action to address sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) in Canada. The Framework, which is in the final stage of approval by federal, provincial and territorial governments, was developed with the input of a broad range of partners and stakeholders including people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C. The Framework sets out a roadmap for collaborative and complementary multi-sectoral action to reduce the impact of STBBI in Canada and to contribute to global efforts to end AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections as major public health concerns. The Government of Canada is developing an implementation plan that will outline concrete federal actions to be undertaken to implement the Pan-Canadian Framework for Action.

To support this work, PHAC is inviting people living with HIV or hepatitis C to participate in a series of virtual roundtable discussions to inform the federal implementation plan based on their experiences and perspectives. These roundtables are an example of the Government of Canada commitment to meaningfully engage people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C in the development and implementation of policies that affect them.

The virtual roundtables in English and in French (area of focus, dates and times are listed below) will be held using WebEx allowing participants to interact via a combination of an online platform and telephone line at a location of their convenience.

If you are interested in participating, please register, using the corresponding link below, in the session of most interest to you: 

SESSION

DATE

LINK

PASSWORD

People living with HIV – English

June 8, 2018 from 12:30PM to 2:30PM EST

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1df10d1c609e521d858abaf7b36c7f73

JUNE8

Personnes vivant avec le VIH – Français

11 juin, 2018 de 14:00 à 16:00 HNE

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee40f80da723ae5008ced4fc4de9f04b0

11JUIN

People living with or with lived experience of hepatitis C – English

June 12, 2018 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM EST

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec4468f04e4ee9efe0c6b295c3843c485

JUNE12

Personnes vivant avec et/ou ayant une expérience vécue avec l’hépatite C – Français

18 juin, 2018 de 13 :00 à 15 :00 HNE

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e48448005ab02ba338991b57653c41bec

18JUIN

First Nations, Inuit and Métis people living with or with lived experience of HIV and/or hepatitis C – English

June 19, 2018 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM EST

https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef7e5de913ab6590dd69f9c27b0a928f6

JUNE19

Once you register, supporting materials, WebEx instructions and teleconference information will be sent to you prior to the discussion.