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Learnings from SARS - Renewal of Public Health in Canada

 National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health. (October 2003)

"The Committee's mandate was to provide a 'third party assessment of current public health efforts and lessons learned for ongoing and future infectious disease control.' Committee members represented a multitude of disciplines and perspectives from across Canada. Several were directly involved in responding to SARS in different capacities. We reviewed source documents, conducted interviews, and engaged consultants to undertake surveys, additional interviews, and analyses to illuminate aspects of the SARS experience. Advice was also sought from a constitutional legal expert. Over 30 non-governmental and voluntary sector stakeholders submitted helpful briefs and letters." [From Mandate of the Committee, http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/protection/warnings/sars/learning.html]

The report is available as both HTML and PDF files.