Community-wide TB screening effort in Nunavut involved 100 health workers: researcher – Nunatsiaq News

August 14, 2018

Details of Qikiqtarjuaq campaign surface at International Congress on Circumpolar Health

COPENHAGEN—The Government of Nunavut and the federal government deployed roughly 100 health personnel to Qikiqtarjuaq for a military-like public health operation earlier this year, during which they commandeered the community centre for a fully equipped medical clinic and laboratory.

Their goal: to tackle an outbreak of tuberculosis in this Baffin community of about 600 and look at whether this kind of effort could eradicate the potentially deadly infectious disease in Nunavut.

Some details of the community-wide screening effort were made available to Nunatsiaq News at the time.

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