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Government of Canada Invests close to $5.9 Million to Expand Virtual Health Care Services in Nova Scotia

| Health Canada | news releases

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.

Backgrounder: Strengthening opioid overdose response capacity in communities across Canada

| Health Canada | backgrounders

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.

Joint Message from the Minister of Health, the Minister of Indigenous Services, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and the Minister of Northern Affairs – World Tuberculosis Day – March 24, 2021

| Health Canada | statements

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.

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