New partnership aims to train Indigenous youth in health care – CTV News

Feb. 28, 2023

A new partnership between the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA), Queen’s University and the Mastercard Foundation is aiming to provide more health-care education to Indigenous youth in the James and Hudson Bay areas to increase the number of health-care workers in the region.

Dubbing it the Queen’s Weeneebayko Health Education Program, the partners said in a news release Tuesday that it will focus on giving Indigenous students culturally appropriate schooling for careers in medicine, nursing, midwifery and other health professions.

The goal, officials said, is to address challenges in accessing health care in remote communities and have it be delivered by locally-trained workers.

“This is a very important initiative for the Weeneebayko Region that will help increase the capacity for culturally-safe health care that is directed and delivered by health professionals from our communities,” said WAHA President and CEO Lynne Innes.

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