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‘Lights of Hope’ are up at St. Paul’s for the holidays

The holiday season is alive and well outside St. Paul’s Hospital.

The ‘Lights of Hope’ adorn the building’s brick exterior, stopping folks in their tracks.

B.C. announces new funding for mental health

B.C. HEALTH MINISTER Terry Lake has responded to Vancouver’s request for more support for people with severe, untreated mental illness with an “action plan” that includes a psychiatric unit at St. Paul's hospital and a new outreach team.

British Columbia, China to collaborate in fight against HIV-AIDS

A made-in-B.C. strategy in the fight against HIV-AIDS is gaining international traction. British Columbia and China are uniting in the global fight against the disease with the establishment of a new research fellowship that will bring top Chinese scientists to Vancouver to work with researchers at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS.

Outstanding Canadian achievements recognized for life changing healthcare innovations

The Rx&D Health Research Foundation has proudly awarded its prestigious Medal of Honour to two worthy nominees. Dr. Julio Montaner and the Honourable Kelvin K. Ogilvie received the Medal of Honour for their outstanding contributions to health sciences and public health innovation during a ceremony held in Montreal today. The ceremony was co-hosted with Prix Galien Canada.

Thirty years of AIDS timeline

1982

The first people with AIDS symptoms show up at St. Paul’s Hospital. The B.C. Cancer Agency establishes a committee of physicians concerned about AIDS.

1983

February: A handful of gay men form a self-help, education and advocacy group called AIDS Vancouver. It is the first AIDS group in Canada.

B.C. mental-health plan includes outreach team, group homes

The B.C. government has announced a new action plan for patients with mental-health challenges, a response to a declaration by Vancouver’s mayor and police chief that the city faces a crisis in handling people with severe, untreated mental illness.

Dr. Julio Montaner recognized for life-changing HIV innovations

Dr. Julio Montaner has been awarded the Rx&D Health Research Foundation’s prestigious Medal of Honour for outstanding contributions to health sciences and public health innovation.

The HRF Medal of Honour was presented to Dr. Montaner during a ceremony held in Montreal Tuesday, November 20, co-hosted with Prix Galien Canada.

Activists and addicts taking on the federal government

Drug addicts, Downtown Eastside activists, and medical professionals are taking on the federal government over heroin treatment. They’ve launched a constitutional challenge against Ottawa’s decision to deny the drug.

B.C. heroin addicts launch Charter challenge against federal drug ban

Five Vancouver-based heroin addicts, along with Pivot Legal Society and Providence Health Care, are launching a constitutional challenge against the federal government’s decision to remove prescription heroin from a drug access program.

B.C. addicts to challenge Ambrose’s heroin ban in court

A group of five heroin addicts is taking the federal government to court over a controversial decision to remove prescription heroin from a drug access program.

 

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