In November 2018, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), in partnership with RESULTS Canada, hosted a multi-sectoral policy dialogue on tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. The dialogue complemented global and national activities surrounding the 2018 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (UN HLM on TB) and ensured that civil society is engaged in shaping Canada’s national and international response to commitments made at the HLM on TB. Participants and speakers represented several sectors (public health, community organizations, development non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research, TB/HIV responses, people with lived experience, organizations working with Indigenous communities and recent immigrants, government). Given the context of TB in Canada, there was a strong focus on Indigenous health and the health of newcomers, immigrants and refugees.
The following policy and programming considerations emerged from the discussion during the policy dialogue.