TITLE

Tuberculosis in Nunavut: a century of failure

AUTHOR(S)
MacDonald, Noni; H‚bert, Paul C.; Stanbrook, Matthew B.
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/19/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 7, p741
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the outbreak of tuberculosis among adolescents and young adults in Nunavut. They cite that Nunavut has proper public health measures, however they are under-resourced. They note that barriers should be considered in providing effective public health interventions and health services in Nunavut, such as geography and socioeconomic factors. They suggest greater investments in health to eradicate tuberculosis including food security, adequate housing, and paying jobs.
ACCESSION #
60163755

 

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