British Columbia’s Tuberculosis Strategic Plan: Refreshed and focused on TB elimination

British Columbia’s Tuberculosis Strategic Plan: Refreshed and focused on TB elimination

By Shaila Jiwa, RN, BScN, MScPPH/ Victoria J. Cook, MD, FRCPC

Despite being both preventable and curable, tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and is the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent.[1] In 2017, an estimated 10 million people developed TB disease globally, resulting in an estimated 1.6 million deaths, with 300 000 of those deaths occurring in people living with HIV.[