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Community-wide Tuberculosis prevention screening clinic in Whale Cove

26 September 2018 

News Release

Community-wide Tuberculosis prevention screening clinic in Whale Cove

IQALUIT, Nunavut (September 26, 2018) – A community-wide Tuberculosis (TB) prevention screening clinic will take place this October in Whale Cove.

“We need to make bold decisions and explore new programs to eliminate TB in Nunavut,” said Minister of Health George Hickes. “Lessons learned from the TB clinic in Qikiqtarjuaq were incredibly valuable. As we move forward, this is just one of many ways that show the commitment of municipal, federal, and Inuit organizations in achieving our collective goal.”

Whale Cove was selected as the next community for this screening based on a variety of factors including community infrastructure.

Screening will take place by household starting on October 22, 2018. The clinic is expected to be operational for five to six weeks.

The Department of Health will be supported throughout this screening with resources from the Public Health Agency of Canada among other valued partners, organizations and clinical staff to fill vital roles.

More information will be provided directly to the community through community radio and the Hamlet of Whale Cove.

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Media Contact:

Nadine Purdy
Communications
Manager, Department of Health
867-975-5712
npurdy@gov.nu.ca

Helpful Links:

Tuberculin Skin Test Brochure
Tuberculosis Factsheet