OTTAWA – May 30, 2017
Karen Ludwig, MP (New Brunswick Southwest) was proud to join the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, today in Ottawa to unveil the new Federal Framework on Lyme Disease.
Lyme disease is an infectious disease that is emerging in many parts of Canada, including New Brunswick, and is having devastating impacts on affected Canadians and their families. Having Co-Chaired two Parliamentary Roundtables on Lyme Disease, Ms. Ludwig has heard the concerns of many stakeholders in the Lyme community.
The draft Federal Framework on Lyme Disease was open to public consultation in February of this year, and submissions went towards strengthening this Framework.
As part of today’s announcement, Minister Philpott also announced up to $4 million to establish a Lyme disease research network in Canada. By establishing a Lyme disease research network in Canada, the aim is to generate new knowledge about Lyme disease, facilitate dialogue, and improve diagnosis and treatment for Canadians.
“This Framework strengthens the national conversation on the surveillance, best practices and guidelines, and awareness of Lyme Disease in Canada, and promotes the involvement of all stakeholders including provincial and territorial health authorities, as well as patients and their representatives.”
–Karen Ludwig, MP
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Office of Karen Ludwig