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World Tuberculosis Day

24 March 2020

Public Service Announcement

World Tuberculosis Day

March 24 is World TB Day. Let’s do our part in Nunavut to be Strong and TB Free! Take the first step in ensuring your community stays Strong and TB Free, by making an appointment to get tested at your local health clinic.

TB remains an epidemic in much of the world. This year’s World TB Day theme, “It’s Time”, urges global leaders to build accountability and accelerate efforts to eliminate TB. In 2017, the incidence rate for TB in Nunavut was 52 times higher than the national average.

For this year’s World TB day, the Strong and TB Free Campaign will be releasing multi-media messages through radio ads, posts on the GN Facebook page, and flyers to share information and spread awareness on how Nunavummiut can protect themselves and their communities from TB.

For more information on TB, visit https://gov.nu.ca/health/information/tuberculosis

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Media Contact:

Chris Puglia
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
cpuglia@gov.nu.ca
867-975-5762