The purpose of this update is to share with you our most recent letter to Public Health Agency of Canada executives and Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas-Taylor. Our December 3, 2018 'Open Letter' outlines our requests for PHAC and Ministry of Health to take urgent action regarding in-utero transmission of Lyme disease. Letter below.
We are also sharing this link and letter to every single MP and Senator we have met in the last 18 months (from all parties) - all 63 of them as this issue is of great concern.
Please consider sending this link and letter to your MP with a short personalized cover note indicating you are concerned and ask him / her to raise this in Parliament.
You may look up your federal MP here (plug in your postal code in the search bar on right): http://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/constituencies/FindMP
As always, thank you for your continued engagement and support. Should you feel our work is valuable, we would gratefully accept donations of any size to assist us in continuing to raise the voices and concerns of Canadians and to effect change in Canada and around the world. We cannot offer tax receipts at this time.
With Thankfulness and Hope,
Sue Faber RN BSc(N)
Jennifer Kravis BA, LL. B
In June 2018, PHAC hosted an in-person Multidisciplinary Round table Discussion on Lyme Disease. This was attended by diverse representation of provincial Public Health representatives, healthcare professionals, allied healthcare/veterinary, medical/nursing societies and associations and Canada-wide representation from patient advocacy groups and organizations.
Session Report June 2018
Webex Report October 2018
On October 24, 2018, PHAC hosted a web-ex Multidisciplinary Round table discussion on Lyme disease.