On-site TB diagnosis and treatment showing benefits

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Community-wide tuberculosis (TB) testing in Qikiqtarjuaq is running smoothly and faster than expected, Nunavut’s chief medical officer Kim Barker said Jan. 8. The comments came on the fourth day of what was originally estimated to be a seven- to 10-week, $1 million medical effort to battle an outbreak in the hamlet. Barker says the cost...
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Michele LeTourneau
Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.