Katherine Vehar

  • Tuberculosis: The Airborne Disease Displacing Many Inuit

    Limited Health Resources in Nunavut Push Those Fighting TB to Migrate South for Treatment

    With limited healthcare resources in Nunavut, those suffering with tuberculosis are forced to migrate south to receive treatment. Tuberculosis disproportionate affects Inuit communities, as Inuit living in Nunavut have a chance of contracting TB 290 times higher than a Canadian-born non-Indigenous person. This has resulted in a long history of Inuit being displaced from their communities, as this continues to be the case in our Canadian society.