Canadian experts evaluate Canada's role in global health, ending tuberculosis

Canadian academics outlined in an op-ed how the global focus on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused progress on other infectious disease responses to suffer, specifically tuberculosis (TB).

The authors, Lena Faust and Alexandra Zimmer argued for the need for "a committed and co-ordinated Canadian response specific to tuberculosis".

To date, Canada has not met funding targets to globally eradicate TB, and domestically, there are high TB rates within Indigenous communities. Faust and Zimmer called on Canada to put forward a significant financial investment and to play a role in holding other countries responsible for working to eliminate TB.

Op-ed - Policy Options