Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners.
Provincial TB Services (TBS) provides TB consultation for healthcare providers across BC. We also manage the majority of active TB cases and coordinate the case management of drug-resistant TB and complex pediatric cases.
We provide approximately 25,000 points of service in the lower mainland, and approximately 800 TB clinic visits a month. We offer testing, diagnosis and treatment to marginalized individuals exposed to TB in urban and rural or remote areas.
We lead the implementation of the TB Strategic Plan and incorporate digital solutions into TB care.
The Clinical Prevention Services Epidemiology & Surveillance team publishes
annual surveillance reports on the incidence of TB in BC.
Each year, we commemorate World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.
We are part of
Clinical Prevention Services at the BCCDC.
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