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Nunavut Celebrates Mental Health Week

May 07, 2018 Mental Health Week is May 7-13, and the Government of Nunavut Department of Health encourages Nunavummiut to talk and connect with friends, family and Elders about mental health and wellness. It is important to take care of your mind as you would your body. Be patient with yourself and others and reach […]

by pmnationtalk on May 7, 201813 Views

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Trichinella alert for Cape Dorset

04 May 2018  The Department of Health is advising residents of Cape Dorset that a polar bear has tested positive for trichinella. If you ate uncooked polar bear meat recently and experienced stomach pain, muscle pain, diarrhea, swollen eyelids, sweating and weakness, you might be infected with trichinella. You should go to the health […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201819 Views

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GNWT Announces Anti-Poverty Funding Recipients

YELLOWKNIFE (May 2, 2018) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, announced the recipients of over $1 million that the Government of the Northwest Territories is investing  in local projects that take action against poverty.  In total, 43 projects led by community and Indigenous organizations will receive funding under the 2018-19 Anti-Poverty Fund […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 201818 Views

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On the land healing centre opens in Yellowknife – APTN News

April 24, 2018 An all Indigenous health team celebrated a milestone today in Yellowknife. A healing camp on the land opened its doors and some people say it’s long overdue. cmorrittjacobs@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/04/24/on-the-land-healing-centre-opens-in-yellowknife/

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201814 Views

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Canadians must hold government accountable in Nunavut’s tuberculosis outbreak – CBC

Dr. Sarah Giles, a family physician, says depth and scale of problem needs more attention Apr 25, 2018 The depth and scale of this problem should leave every Canadian outraged. Most Canadians think of poor countries when they think about tuberculosis (TB), a disease intimately connected with substandard living conditions. Last year, 100 people in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201811 Views

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Rabies suspected in Sanikiluaq

April 24, 2018 The Department of Health would like to notify residents of Sanikiluaq that foxes in the community attacked dogs and are suspected to have rabies. If you have been bitten or scratched by a fox or a dog, go to the health centre and report the incident immediately. Treatment must be started quickly. If […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201815 Views

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Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction Holds Annual Meeting in Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut (April 20, 2018) – Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and the Government of Nunavut (GN) chaired the annual meeting of the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction (NRPR) in Rankin Inlet this week. Over 40 participants came together to discuss the ongoing implementation of Makimaniq 2: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction. Discussions included […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201814 Views

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Kindergarten preschool health assessment – Government of NU

April 18, 2018 Is your child starting kindergarten in Rankin Inlet this August? To get ready for the school year, the Wellness Centre Team in Rankin Inlet will be conducting health assessments and immunizations for all children born in 2013. Please drop in or call Rankin Inlet Public Health at 867-645-8070. Appointments are available from […]

by pmnationtalk on April 17, 201820 Views

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CMHA Opioid Policy: Canada must treat opioid use as a health issue, not a criminal matter.

Canada must treat opioid use as a health issue, not a criminal matter. The Canadian Mental Health Association calls for care not corrections to relieve opioid crisis TORONTO (ONTARIO) April 17, 2018 – According to a new national policy paper released today by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), decriminalization is key to solving the opioid […]

by pmnationtalk on April 17, 201816 Views

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Bear Witness Day – 10 May 2018

10 May 2018 Jordan’s Principle (www.jordansprinciple.ca) aims to make sure First Nations children can access all public services in a way that is reflective of their distinct cultural needs, takes full account of the historical disadvantage linked to colonization, and without experiencing any service denials, delays or disruptions related to their First Nations status. It […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201821 Views

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