Stephen Lewis calls on Ottawa to step up as Nunavut grapples with TB ‘crisis’ – CBC

Founder of AIDS-Free World wrapped up trip to Nunavut to meet with people affected by disease

Sep 11, 2017

The Government of Nunavut is not getting the support it needs from the federal government to address the territory’s ongoing tuberculosis “crisis,” says activist and health advocate Stephen Lewis.

Lewis, the co-director of the AIDS-Free World organization, was in the territory for a fact-finding mission this past week with the Nunavut health department and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

He visited Iqaluit and Igloolik, meeting with people who have been affected by the disease and others working for a solution.

“There is a TB crisis in Nunavut at this very moment,” Lewis said in a media release.

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