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YSPH EMD Seminar Series: World TB Day- "COVID-19’s Devastating Effect on Tuberculosis Care — The Path to Recovery Must Address Vaccine Apartheid"

The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on every aspect of global health, but tuberculosis services have been disproportionately affected. TB case notifications have plummeted because of pandemic-related disruptions in services and tuberculosis mortality has increased. Because of vaccine inequity, new variants of SARS-CoV-2 (such as omicron) are emerging and particularly affect countries with low vaccine coverage and high rates of poverty and TB. Ending the Covid-19 pandemic quickly is critical for rebuilding TB services and other essential health services. To end the pandemic, we must end the vaccine apartheid.


  • McGill International TB Centre

    Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD
    Canada Research Chair in Translational Epidemiology and Global Health





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