Statement by the Honourable Jane Philpott on the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund

Note: By continuing to define/include hepatitis C as a sexually transmitted disease limited to "vulnerable" populations, the federal government has essentially ignored the bulk of those in Canada with hepatitis C who are not part of this "minority" demographic. Shame! November 9, 2016 - Ottawa, ON - Public Health Agency of Canada Ottawa - The fight to eliminate HIV, Hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted or blood borne infections is a priority for

Liberals refuse top up fund for those affected by tainted-blood scandal

When David McKinnon learned that the blood transfusion he received during surgery as a young man had infected him with hepatitis C, he began the process of applying for compensation from the federal government. Mr. McKinnon, who was among the thousands of victims of one of the most tragic health scandals in Canadian history, wanted to ensure that his wife, Elizabeth, and their six children were cared for. He passed away in 2010 at the age of 50, four w...

Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis

OTTAWA, June 16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada's minister for health, reaffirmed today Canada's commitment to participate in the global fight against viral hepatitis. Speaking at a breakfast on Parliament Hill organized by the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), Philpott said to the health professionals, government officials, civil society representatives and hepatitis survivors in attendance, "We are committed to