Minister of Health unveils collaborative action to address tuberculosis in Canada
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today, ahead of World Tuberculosis Day, released the Government of Canada’s Tuberculosis Prevention and Control in Canada: A Federal Framework for Action. This framework sets out the federal commitments to address tuberculosis (TB) in populations most at risk in Canada: Aboriginal peoples and foreign-born individuals from countries with a high rate of TB.
The framework focuses on three key areas to address TB within the two groups most at risk:
- enhancing current efforts to prevent and control active TB;
- helping to identify and treat latent TB infection for those at high risk of developing active TB disease; and
- championing collaborative action to address the underlying risk factors for TB.
The Public Health Agency of Canada developed the framework in consultation with other federal government departments with a stake in TB prevention and control.
To read of a copy of the framework, visit www.publichealth.gc.ca.
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