LymeHope had a fantastic 45min meeting on Nov 2, 2018, with Ontario Minister of Health Honourable Christine Elliot.
We gave her a copy of the Ticking Lyme Petition comments - with over 81,000 Canadian signatures and 14,000 personal comments from every province across Canada, if you haven't yet signed the petition please do - the link here: https://www.change.org/p/minister-petitpas-taylor-ticking-lyme-bomb-in-canada-fix-canada-s-lyme-action-plan-now
We shared the historical in-depth literature which clearly documents in-utero transmission of Lyme Disease. https://www.lymehope.ca/advocacy-updates/march-03rd-2018
We also shared about the World Health Organization (WHO) recognition of congenital Lyme borreliosis in ICD-11 codes. https://www.lymehope.ca/news-and-updates/world-health-organization-recognizes-congenital-lyme-borreliosis
The 14,000 comments and common themes and concerns from over 2700 'Lyme-letters' written by affected Canadians (men, women and children) formed the basis of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) resolution on Lyme disease which I co-authored earlier this year - clearly highlighting and acknowledging the diverse and serious concerns of Canadians affected. https://www.lymehope.ca/news-and-updates/registered-nurses-association-of-ontario-rnao-focuses-on-lyme-disease
We very much appreciated her time, listening and concern.