$27.5M pledged to tame TB in Canada’s North may not be nearly enough – CBC

Federal gov’t official vows to find more money to tackle the problem, if needed

May 11, 2018

In an interview last month, Dr. Tom Wong, the Chief Medical Officer of Public Health for Canada’s department of Indigenous services, unequivocally stated that he will make sure the federal government and its partners provide the financial resources needed to end the tuberculosis (TB) crisis in the Canadian North — even if it exceeds the millions currently pledged.

“We have a moral imperative to actually eliminate TB and to support communities to do that,” said Wong. “And if that means that sometime down the road we are informed that we need more resources, together we will actually find sources of resources to address the problem. This problem cannot be left unattended.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/tb-treatment-costs-in-north-1.4657470

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