TB Talks Season 2 – A Community Outbreak Story

In partnership with This 4-episode docuseries follows the course of a 2019 TB outbreak in a small, northern First Nations community. The series delivers: in-depth stories of TB survivors and front line workers; educational information on promising strategies for outbreak response; insights into what is needed to end TB in northern First Nations communities. This…

Towards TB Elimination Shared Priorities for TB Program Performance Measurement in Canada – A Proposal for Discussion

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. Report Tables Supplementary Tables

Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis – International Resources for Canadian Public Health Personnel

COMMENTARY: Yoav Keynan, MD and NCCID’s Scientific Lead COMMENT According to the WHO 2017 report, in 2016 globally, there were 600,000 new cases of tuberculosis with resistance to rifampicin, the most effective first-line drug, of which 490,000 cases had multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), defined as resistance to rifampicin and isoniazid. Almost half (47%) of these cases…

IQ13: Post-landing Surveillance and Virtual Tuberculosis Services in Alberta

In this, the fifth in our ‘TB Talk’ series of episodes, we hear from Dr. Ryan Cooper, an infectious diseases specialist with Alberta Health Services. Here, Dr. Cooper speaks to how post-landing TB surveillance works in Canada (including some Alberta-specific challenges), plus the best approach to on-going follow-up. He also discusses how Alberta’s virtual TB clinic model has made a difference to rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

IQ12 : New Digital Technologies in TB

The fourth in our ‘TB Talk’ series, conversations from the most recent meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. This episode, we hear from Dr. Dennis Falzon, a Medical Officer with the Stop TB Department at the World Health Organization in Geneva. Here, he discusses the WHO’s End TB Strategy, as well as the potential of new technologies to prevent and eliminate TB.

IQ10: Tuberculosis and Cultural Humility (TB Talk, Pt 2)

This episode continues our look at tuberculosis at End TB 2017, a meeting of the North American Region of the International Union Against Tuberculosis. Our guest, Kay Wallis, is a special projects manager with the Curry International Tuberculosis Center. She presented on cultural proficiency among healthcare providers, or, as she calls it, cultural humility.