Today, following a special review that included broad public consultation and science-based assessments, Health Canada released its decisions on the risks to aquatic insects from two neonicotinoid pesticides: clothianidin and thiamethoxam.
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with Nova Scotia to support it in its efforts to expand virtual health care services for its residents. Under the agreement, the province will invest federal funding based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health care services during the pandemic. Through this bilateral agreement, Nova Scotia will receive nearly $5.9 million to expand their virtual health care services.
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced $20 million in funding for the distribution of naloxone kits and opioid overdose response training to support communities that have been particularly affected by the opioid overdose crisis and are experiencing challenges in improving health outcomes of their residents.
The Government of Canada continues to support communities as they work to respond to the opioid overdose crisis. This includes $20 million in funding for four recently announced projects to increase opioid overdose response awareness and improve access and distribution of naloxone. The projects below are supported through Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program.
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, will announce funding under the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) to provide opioid overdose response training and improve access and distribution of naloxone.
Health Canada reassures Canadians that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine continues to be safe and effective at protecting them against COVID-19 and encourages people to get immunized with any of the COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized in Canada.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and treatable disease, and yet it remains one of the world’s most common infectious diseases. In Canada, TB disproportionately affects Indigenous peoples and vulnerable populations. Today, on World Tuberculosis Day, we reaffirm Canada’s commitment with other nations in ending the worldwide TB epidemic by 2030, as set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.