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The primary goal of this Branch is to be a global leader in infectious disease prevention and control. To achieve this goal, the Branch works in close partnership with other federal government agencies, Canada's provinces and territories and with other national and international partners.
The Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch is composed of four program centres, two laboratories, and a corporate policy directorate:
This Centre is a leader in the areas of animal-to-human disease transmission, epidemiology, surveillance, disease outbreak management, and emerging environmental public health issues.
The Centre's primary goals are to assess and reduce the risk of food-borne, water-borne, environmental and zoonotic disease in Canada. To help achieve these goals, the Centre works to better understand how Canadians are affected by diseases such as Avian Influenza, West Nile Virus and Giardiasis.
The Centre's key activities include:
The Centre also works with international public health organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization on emerging global food-borne, environmental and zoonotic infectious diseases.
This Centre has four key objectives:
To achieve these objectives, the Centre undertakes four main activities:
This Centre has two main goals:
To achieve these goals, the Centre undertakes targeted prevention, control, support and research activities for communicable diseases and infections that can be acquired within both the community and health-care settings.
Key activities include:
The activities are realized through the following public health actions:
The goal of this Lab, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba is to contribute to infectious disease control at the provincial/territorial, national and international levels. To achieve this goal, the Lab:
The Lab's key activities include:
The Lab's programs focus on:
The National Microbiology Lab also:
This Lab, located in Guelph, Ontario with satellite facilities in Lethbridge, Alberta and St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, focuses on the early mitigation of public health risks for infectious and chronic diseases and illnesses arising from the interaction between humans, animals, and the environment. To achieve its goals, the Lab:
The Lab's key activities include:
The mandate of the Centre for Migration and Travel Health and International Relations (CMTHIR) is to develop and implement policies and programs that protect and promote the health of people living in Canada and travelling abroad as well as people migrating or travelling to Canada. This is achieved through monitoring, verifying, producing and disseminating evidence-based health information to the public, health care providers, and other partners. In addition, the Centre supports the Branch's international relations on cross cutting infectious disease files.
The goal of this Directorate is to provide support and direction to the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch while ensuring policy coherence and consistency, standardization, and coordination across the Branch’s Centres and labs.