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Community-wide TB screening effort in Nunavut involved 100 health workers: researcher – Nunatsiaq News

August 14, 2018 Details of Qikiqtarjuaq campaign surface at International Congress on Circumpolar Health COPENHAGEN—The Government of Nunavut and the federal government deployed roughly 100 health personnel to Qikiqtarjuaq for a military-like public health operation earlier this year, during which they commandeered the community centre for a fully equipped medical clinic and laboratory. Their goal: […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 20186 Views

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Government of the Northwest Territories partners with Canada to provide health information about the former Pine Point Railbed

August 7, 2018, Yellowknife, NT – The Government of the Northwest Territories and Government of Canada are advising residents of a low health risk associated with some activities on the former Pine Point Railbed. Cadmium and lead found in the surface soils and on vegetation along the former railbed pose a low health risk when ingested. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 13, 20189 Views

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HIV AIDS organizations fear federal funding shift will lead to higher rates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 8, 2018 16:22 By Ryan McKenna THE CANADIAN PRESS The head of the Canadian AIDS Society fears HIV rates will continue to rise because of a shift in federal funding towards prevention instead of treatment and support. Gary Lacasse said in a recent interview that HIV rates in Canada went up by 11 per […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 20188 Views

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Inuk woman ‘begging and pleading’ for help fighting tuberculosis in Nunavut – CBC

‘My mother’s death should have been the last, but it won’t be’ Aug 07, 2018 Bernice Clarke’s mother died in 2015. She was sick with tuberculosis and succumbed to complications resulting from treatment. Now, three years later, Clarke says nothing has changed and she doesn’t feel safe. “I’m scared to be sick in Nunavut,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201811 Views

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Whale Cove still has coliform in its drinking water, four years later – Nunatsiaq.com

August 03, 2018 New water filtration system to be installed mid-August For the fourth summer on record, Government of Nunavut health officials have issued a boil water advisory for the Kivalliq community of Whale Cove. The community of 400 has had an ongoing issue with the presence of coliform bacteria in its freshwater source through […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201815 Views

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NU Government: Call for proposals – Women’s empowerment initiatives

August 02, 2018 The Department of Family Services is accepting applications for community-based projects that promote women’s empowerment in Nunavut. Projects must take place between October 15, 2018 and March 31, 2019. Community-based, non-profit organizations, municipal corporations or individuals can apply to receive funding under the following categories: Leadership skills. Employment. Economic self-sufficiency. Wellness. Self-reliance. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 201817 Views

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Territorial health and social services ministers discuss shared priorities

In advance of the meeting in Halifax of Provincial and Territorial Ministers Responsible for Social Services, health and social services ministers from Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut met to discuss key areas of strategic collaboration to improve outcomes in health and social services across the North. Attending the meeting were NWT Minister of Health and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201817 Views

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Boil Water Advisory – Whale Cove

02 August 2018  The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Whale Cove. This is a precautionary measure due to total coliform bacteria in the water system. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 201813 Views

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New federal funding to strengthen the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women in the Northwest Territories

August 1, 2018 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Status of Women Canada Indigenous women hold important places as leaders in their families and communities, as givers and caretakers of life, as peacemakers, peacekeepers, and protectors. By creating the conditions for Indigenous women to succeed, we are also supporting their families and communities, which will help […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201815 Views

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Reminder: Water advisory for Sanikiluaq

August 01, 2018 The Department of Health reminds residents of Sanikiluaq that water for consumption must come from the reverse osmosis units that have been installed in each household. It is essential to use water from the reverse osmosis units for the following uses: drinking preparing infant formulas preparing juices and ice cubes washing fruits […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201814 Views

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