Dr. Jane Philpott

Dr. Jane Philpott  MD, Founder of “Give a Day to World AIDS”


The AIDS Pandemic - Outrageous and Solvable

February 21, 2008


Dr. Jane Philpott studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario. She completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Ottawa and a Tropical Medicine Fellowship in Toronto. Dr. Philpott worked in Niger Republic, West Africa from 1989 to 1998 where she practiced general medicine and developed a community health training program for village health workers. In 2005, she worked in Niger with “Médecins Sans Frontières” during the food crisis in that country. Since 1998 she has been a family physician in Stouffville, Ontario and is on staff at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Dr. Philpott has a special interest in HIV primary care. She is also pursuing graduate studies in Global Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Philpott founded “Give a Day to World AIDS” in 2004. The movement challenges Canadians to recognize World AIDS Day each year by giving one day’s income to an organization to that will use the money well in the fight against AIDS. With participation from medical, legal and business communities, the effort raised more than half a million dollars in 2006. Dr. Philpott and her husband have four children.