Canadian doctors welcome public health initiatives in wake of SARS

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 01 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:785
  1. Kermode-Scott Barbara, Calgary

    The Canadian government has committed $C665m (£280m; $US500m; €415m) over three years to various new public health initiatives, including a national public health agency, a national immunisation strategy, and a pan-Canadian public health network.

    The new Canadian public health agency will play a similar role in Canada to that played by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States. Like the CDC, the Canadian agency will focus equally on the prevention of infectious and chronic diseases and of disabilities.

    It will build on existing public …

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