An effective program is in place for TB control which includes:
Case finding, case management and treatment.
Providing anti-tuberculosis drugs for treatment.
Providing anti-tuberculosis drugs for prevention.
Disease case follow-up consistent with the Ministry of Healths TB Guidelines.
Northern Health Determinants: Health Protection Subgroup
The Northern Health Determinants: Health Protection Subgroup serves as a forum in Sioux Lookout to discuss current trends and technologies in Health Protection; to share expertise and resources; and to investigate systems of disease monitoring, epidemiological surveillance and control. The group strikes relationships with fellow practitioners and links with other relevant groups.
Membership consists of representatives from: NWHU (MOH, Director of Health Protection, TB Control), First Nations Inuit Health Branch (Public Health Liasion Nurse, Program Medical Officer, Zone Nursing Officer, Environmental Health Officer, Epidemiologist, Population Health Unit Director), Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (TB Control Nurse, Health Services Director), Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre (Infection Control, Labs, Chief of Staff) the three physicians groups (Hugh Allen Clinic, IFNA Northern Practice , MacMaster Northern Practice), Windigo First Nations Council (Health Director), Independent First Nations Alliance (Health Director), Shibogama Health Authority (Health Director).