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Governor General to visit school in India supported by University of Manitoba

February 24, 2014 — 

The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston are on a State visit to the Republic of India, and on Feb. 27 they will visit a school supported by the University of Manitoba.

Sneha Care Home & Shining Star School educates HIV-infected children; most of whom are orphans. For over a decade the University of Manitoba has been entrenched in communities in Africa, notably Kenya, and in states throughout India, notably Karnataka where this school is located. Much of this work is done by the passionate researchers from the Faculty of Medicine’s Centre for Global Public Health.

The University of Manitoba has an international reputation  as a leader in designing innovative programs to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS in developing countries, and in working with local groups to improve the people’s capacity to provide quality HIV clinical care and counseling. And in the case of this school, to strengthen the capacity of social organizations to deliver HIV prevention, care and support programs.

To see a list of our international HIV projects, click here.

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