This webinar considers the current state of tuberculosis (TB) surveillance in Canada and what a robust strategic plan supported by high-quality surveillance data could achieve for TB elimination.
Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Canada: What public health needs to know
In this presentation, we will describe concerns related to global and national multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) epidemiology. We will also review key steps in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Important challenges faced by Canadian public health systems in responding to MDR TB and solutions to support people who are affected will also be discussed.
Tuberculosis (TB) Journey in Northern First Nations Communities
NEW* Social Determinants and the TB Journey video.
The TB Journey Map for Northern First Nations Communities is an educational resource for services providers in TB-affected First Nations communities. It visually depicts the key stages in a typical patient journey with emphasis on the different health-care related, social and First Nations determinants of health.
Culturally Competent Tuberculosis Care
This webinar for World TB Day 2023 informs health care providers working with Indigenous Peoples on Chapter 12 of the Canadian Tuberculosis Standards 8th Edition: Culturally Competent Tuberculosis Care for Health Care Workers and Public Health Professionals Serving Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
Shelters and Public Health: A Winter Institute
The purpose of this gathering was to explore how shelters and public health can work together to improve the health of people who use shelters. Watch recorded presentations and download event resources here.
TB Talks, S2: Episode 4 – What it Takes
In the final episode of this series, TB program staff reflect on their lessons from the outbreak, including what worked well, and what is still needed for TB elimination.
TB Talks, S2: Episode 3 – Get Away from Me
Our third episode looks deeper into the impact of stigma, particularly on the experiences of one young woman whose life had been repeatedly up-ended by the disease.
TB Talks, S2: Episode 2 – My Four-Year-Old Son
Episode two describes the TB journey of a young mother and her four year old son after learning he had contracted a rare form of the disease.
TB Talks, S2: Episode 1 – The Face of the First Case
Our first episode takes us to the beginning – the story of how a young adult fell through the cracks of a strained health system to become the outbreak’s index case.
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…