Welcome to the McGill International Tuberculosis Centre

A PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis Research   

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With over 10 million new TB cases, and 1.6 million deaths, TB is the leading infectious killer of humanity. In Canada, the TB rate among the Inuit is about 283 times higher than that of the Canadian-born non-Indigenous. 

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Our centre brings together over 20 investigators with expertise spanning epidemiology, policy setting, economic analyses, implementation research, meta-analyses, qualitative research to basic science in microbiology, host genetics and immune response.

Our investigators

 

Our work is done both as an academic centre and with a number of collaborating groups around the world. Find out why our Centre is a world leader in the interdisciplinary study of TB and how we work together to unravel the many mysteries of this recalcitrant disease.

Our Activities

Diagnosis and treatment of TB is sub-optimal in many settings. The McGill TB Center is working to improve quality of care for TB patients.

Projects and partnerships

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The TB Center in the Media

DR-TB poses a significant threat to global health security, yet efforts to fight it are acknowledged as being under-resourced.

TB Center Activities

Our Summer courses, Research Day and monthly Seminars are useful for researchers, implementers and policy-makers in Global Health

 


TB Center in the Media


Global Health Research Needs More Than A Makeover

 

"Research shows that global health is still struggling to shed its colonial past. This is reflected in who drives the research agenda, who dominates authorship, and who edits the research".

Read the Forbes article here


Confronting a killer : New article about the McGill TB Centre written by Patrick McDonagh in McGill News

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS TURNING ITS ATTENTION TO THE MENACE OF TB AND A RESEARCH CENTRE AT MCGILL IS ALREADY PLAYING A MAJOR ROLE.
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Recent media appearances

Four Burning Questions for Madhukar Pai and Dick Menzies on World TB Day in MedE-News

 

Des chercheurs montréalais s'affairent à éradiquer la tuberculose in La Presse

Building a tuberculosis-free world in The Lancet Commission on tuberculosis

Inuit research raises concerns about tuberculosis eradication in The Lancet

Pénurie d’un médicament crucial pour soigner la tuberculose

 

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Current Opportunities


 Research Coordinator Position 

 We are seeking a dynamic, motivated and highly organized individual to coordinate two multi-province CIHR funded studies on the infectious disease epidemiology in the immigrant population. The ideal candidate will have had prior experience in research. Candidates must have at least completed a MSc or MPH. Candidates with an MSc or PhD in Epidemiology, Public Health, or a related field will be given preference and are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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CREE BOARD OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES OF JAMES BAY
 Planning, Programming and Research Officer (1565)

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION: Person who is responsible for one or more programs with a view to providing professional assistance for the development of services. She/he conducts research activities that are necessary for identifying and assessing needs and resources. She/he designs and proposes development plans and programs in order to ensure adequate service planning. She/he provides advice concerning the implementation or improvement of programs and/or services. She/he may participate in various teaching or training activities.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS: The PPRO SERC Person who works in a multidisciplinary surveillance team and carries out analyses to:
• Develop health portraits of the population.
• She/He studies patterns and spatial and temporal variations in population health, identify public health issues, identify priority issues of public health.
• She/He develops future scenarios regarding the health status of the population and follow the development of specific health problems and their determining factors.
• The person is involved in the collection and compilation of data in accordance with best scientific practice of public health, in the analysis and interpretation of data, in writing public health reports and represents the Board in collaborative forums in regards to this mandate.

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