The increased use of crystal methamphetamine and other drugs has led to an increased demand for needle and syringe harm reduction services across Canada. There have been a small number of HIV outbreaks in rural parts of Canada, but these environments have mostly limited services for harm reduction and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) […]
Mathematical modelling can provide timely evidence to guide decision-making. As public health planners strive to prepare for potential outbreaks of COVID-19, this quantification can help identify the type and intensity of control measures required to mitigate infection spread.
Canada has endorsed global targets to eliminate sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) as public health threats by 2030. Despite these goals, STBBI – including HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV), human papilloma virus (HPV), Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, syphilis, and Trichomonas vaginalis – continue to be important public health concerns. Notably, reported […]
This report can be used as a resource to support TB program performance indicator development across programs. Its results should be shared and discussed by public health personnel, federal, provincial and territorial decision‐makers, and others involved in planning and delivering TB programs in Canada.
Sexually transmitted and blood borne infection (STBBI) rates—including syphilis, gonorrhea (NG), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—are rapidly increasing in the Prairie provinces. Public health professionals are struggling to set programmatic priorities and identify the best interventions to suit the epidemiological context to decrease the burden of infections. Currently in […]
The National HIV/AIDS Laboratories, National Microbiology Laboratory, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, together with the Saskatchewan HIV/AIDS Research Endeavour and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases brought together partners and participants to foster a reflection on alternative methods for HIV testing.
Case study on the application of mathematical modelling to assess the impact of a newly-designed intervention on the burden of syphilis in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Their story illustrates how mathematical modelling can provide timely evidence to guide decision-making by public health planners and practitioners throughout the implementation of a new intervention.
The lessons they share may help to demystify modelling and reveal the benefits of collaborations between modellers and public health personnel.
As part of the national efforts to diversify innovative STBBIs testing options for more equitable testing in Canada, NCCID has embarked on a knowledge translation program for public health professionals that aims to synthesize the best available evidence, identify the most adapted service delivery models to reaching underserved populations and highlights next steps to expand […]
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is one solution for rethinking testing and screening strategies. POCT offers the flexibility to perform medical diagnostic testing outside the clinical laboratory in close proximity to where the patient is receiving care… Read more in this publication.
This scan compares TB performance indicators and targets in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. This is a student project.
Policies and Provisions for Public Health Surveillance of Zika and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases in Canada Summary and Analysis of the 2016 Environmental Scan Production of this document has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada through funding for the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases. The views […]
Mathematical modelling is a method of research that allows for simulations of the real world in a virtual space. For Public Health, the results of modelling can be used to determine possible interventions and optimize desired outcomes for populations. At the 2016 5th biennial workshop of the Pan-InfORM research group, public health practitioners and analysts […]