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Progress on TB-elimination in Nunavut stalled due to lack of funding – CBC

Federal government has pledged to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit Nunangat by 2030 Jan 20, 2020 Nearly two years after the federal government committed to eliminating tuberculosis among Inuit by 2030, progress is stalled and the former minister who made the promise says unless tremendous political will is marshalled — including billions of dollars in new […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 20200 Views

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Dene Nation seeks formal apology for TB treatment in ‘Indian hospitals’ – CBC

Dene in the Northwest Territories part of $1.1 billion-lawsuit against hospitals Jan 17, 2020 The Dene Nation is seeking a formal apology for the way its members were treated in medical institutions. “A lot of our members, since 1945 to 1980, were sent down to the Charles Camsell Hospital,” said Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya, […]

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Yukon food bank working overtime as temperatures plummet – APTN News

January 16, 2020 The food bank in Whitehorse, Yukon is in overdrive trying to keep up with the high demand because of frigid temperatures. At times the temperature drops in the city to -50. That’s keeping workers at the food bank busy. And not just with Whitehorse residents. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/01/16/yukon-food-bank-working-overtime-as-temperatures-plummet/

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Nunavut government urges residents to kick smoking – Nunatsiaq News

16 January 2020 “Quitting smoking is the best thing that you can do to improve your health” January in Nunavut is Tobacco Reduction Month, which also includes National Non-Smoking Week, beginning on Jan. 19. “Quitting smoking is the best thing that you can do to improve your health,” said a public service announcement from the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202013 Views

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Government of the Northwest Territories partners with Bell Let’s Talk and Northwestel to announce $500,000 in funding for child, youth and adults mental health programs

January 15, 2020 The Government of the Northwest Territories, in partnership with Bell Let’s Talk and Northwestel, today announced a $500,000 collaboration which will support the Strongest Families Institute to provide mental health services for children, youth, adults and families throughout the Northwest Territories. Strongest Families Institute is an award-winning charity that provides evidence-based programming […]

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Iqaluit District Education Authority looks at school lunch programs – Nunatsiaq News

15 January 2020 Full-time lunch programs in Iqaluit’s four schools would cost upwards of $1M annually, says report Schools in Nunavut’s capital could get new daily lunch programs if the Iqaluit District Education Authority has its way. The IDEA presented a feasibility study for the proposal at its annual community consultation on Monday, Jan. 13. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202011 Views

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NU Government: January is Tobacco Reduction Month

13 January 2020 In January, join the Department of Health and support Tobacco Reduction Month! A large component of reducing the harm caused by tobacco is by minimizing the impact of second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke is exhaled by the tobacco user and comes from the burning end of a cigarette. Poisons from tobacco stick to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202016 Views

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Inuit infants need access to medication to prevent respiratory illness – Nunatsiaq News

13 January 2020 “The Nunavut and Canadian governments must listen to health experts and make life-saving antibody drugs available to combat RSV” Inuit infants living in Arctic Canada have some of the highest rates of hospitalization and intensive care unit admission in the world due to a virus called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Most children […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202012 Views

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Nunavut’s new Public Health Act comes into effect – Nunatsiaq News

9 JANUARY 2020 New act replaces previous legislation from Northwest Territories Nunavut’s new Public Health Act became law in the territory on Jan. 1, replacing the previous act carried over from the Northwest Territories. The new legislation modernizes the territory’s health system and recognizes the unique needs of Nunavummiut, says a news release from Nunavut’s […]

by aanationtalk on January 9, 202018 Views

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NU Government: Let’s Be Aware calendar challenge winners

08 January 2020 The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission is pleased to announce the Let’s Be Aware / Ujjiqsuqta calendar challenge winners for 2020. Nunavut youth were asked to submit drawings depicting responsible approaches to alcohol, namely how: responsible use of alcohol or not drinking alcohol can support physical, emotional and spiritual well-being; to cope […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202024 Views

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