A person can get hepatitis C again if they are exposed to the virus after they are cured with treatment or have cleared the virus on their own. This is called reinfection. Reinfections follow the same principles as a primary (first) hepatitis C infection — they are transmitted through blood-to-blood contact (e.g., sharing equipment for injecting drugs) and are cured through treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). The cure rate for treatment of hepatitis C reinfections is as high as it is for treatment of a primary (first) hepatitis C infection.
Dewayne Taylor, the founder and producer of the Cocktails and Jerk Festival, shares his vision: “We set out to create a tropical staycation right here in Edmonton. Our goal is to immerse the people of Alberta in the rich tapestry of Caribbean culture while showcasing incredible local and international talents, food vendors, and artisans.”
Addressing childhood obesity requires a coordinated effort from families, communities, schools, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the food industry. Promoting healthy behaviours, improving access to nutritious foods, and creating environments that support physical activity are all essential components of efforts to prevent and reduce childhood obesity.
Join us for this transformative workshop, where we will explore the crucial role of leadership in promoting inclusivity, embracing diversity, and combating racism through education and dialogue. As leaders, we can drive meaningful change and create spaces where everyone feels valued, respected, and heard.
Attend A Slice of Tea on the 31st of August 2023.
This is a monthly interactive virtual conversation aimed at empowering African Carribean and Black community members with the information they need to get self tested.
The Government of Alberta values the commitment of all Alberta volunteers. The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards were established to recognize volunteers’ outstanding contributions in helping to make life better for their family, friends, and neighbours. You’re invited to shine a spotlight on the contributions of the volunteers that benefit your community and the province.
Minister Miller made history in 2017 when he delivered a statement in the House of Commons entirely in Mohawk, marking the first time the language had been spoken in either the House of Commons or Senate since Confederation. He has also been a forceful advocate for increased federal investment in affordable housing, public transit, and the Canada Child Benefit.
Breast cancer is a significant health concern for women around the world. It is the most common cancer in women, both in developed and developing countries. Here are some key points about breast cancer in women:
If you or someone you know is a senior experiencing vision changes or symptoms related to cataracts, it’s essential to consult an eye care professional for proper evaluation and guidance. Early detection and appropriate management can help seniors maintain good vision and overall eye health.
Human rights defenders (HRDs) are active in every part of the world and play an essential role in promoting and protecting human rights internationally. In many countries, HRDs are increasingly at risk of violence, often subject to threats and injustices, forced to flee their homes due to fear of attack and reprisal, and on occasion, unable to return to their home country. Individuals from vulnerable and marginalized groups are at particularly heightened risk due to their intersectional identities.