There is no clearer evidence of the maldistribution of wealth and of social services in Canada to the detriment of Indigenous people than the tuberculosis epidemic under way in the Arctic.
Last week, 14-year-old Gussie Bennett, from Nain, Labrador, died of tuberculosis. Nain’s last serious outbreak of TB was just in 2015. In January, 15-year-old Ileen Kooneeliusie, from Qikiqtarjuak, on Baffin Island, died. The screening program undertaken in the weeks following revealed 10 per cent of the population of Qikiqtarjuak to be infected. Across Nunavut, 17 of the 25 communities have cases of tuberculosis. But the largest of these outbreaks so far is the one in Arviat.
You can listen to the podcast on the Calgary Eyeopener’s website.
The 8-minute interview starts at the 16 minute mark (16:00 – 24:00).
Calgary Eyeopener Episode for March 16, 2018
ExplorersWeb caught up with Bill Hanlon as he prepares to leave on his next expedition: a 900-kilometer solo trek in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
Source: Pythom.com Interview: Bill Hanlon on skiing the Northwest Passage
Dr. William Hanlon goes to extremes to bring sustainable healthcare to some of the most remote regions on the planet.
After three decades of helping people around the world, Cochrane Doctor Bill Hanlon is being awarded a prestigious medical award from Ireland that honours those who make exceptional contributions to medicine and society.
“We need to open up to other cultures and not build walls,” Hanlon said, after returning from a recent expedition to Russia.
“What I loved about this trip was it pares down things. You are selective on what you bring and it pares it down to the minimum. Food, shelter, health – the rest is just extra. If we took more to other people in the world, it would make a big difference and not really impact us here.”
Community builders honoured with awards – Cochrane Eagle
Ambassador of the Year:
(Category Sponsor: Cochrane Community Awards Committee)
Dr. William Hanlon
Community Awards Celebrate Cochrane’s Finest – CochraneNow
The Cochrane Community Awards were celebrated yesterday afternoon (May 28) at the RancheHouse.
An opportunity to recognize outstanding work by individuals, groups, and businesses for their hard work and efforts to make Cochrane a great community.
Valerie McCracken, Community Awards Chair, says it was another fabulous afternoon with smiles, cheers, applause, and even a few tears.
“I think every year we wonder how we’re going to continue to find people to recognize and acknowledge but again we had 13 absolutely deserving recipients. It was a great afternoon it had all the heartfelt recognition and a wonderful way to celebrate our community.”
UCC Medical school medal awards on 24th May 2017
L to R: Prof Patrick O Shea (President University College Cork), Prof Ted Dinan (Prof Psychiatry UCC), Dr Bill Hanlon (2017 Medical School Medal recipient), Prof Mary Horgan (Dean Medical School UCC) : photo Donagh Glavin
School talk in Ireland (16 students total in school from 6-12 years!) on 26th May 2017
Some more sights and sounds from Baikal.
These are some of the sights and sounds from Baikal.