Community wellness, Cape Dorset style


What is the goal for the health care system in Kingait anyways?

It seems like they are waiting for every person to catch tuberculosis.

It has been spreading for years and never been stopped in a small town of about 1,200 people.

Many persons have never been evaluated and the houses of TB victims have never been cleaned.

Tuberculosis has killed many people in the past, although some people do not mind spreading it as if it’s not a serious sickness. Or is it?

For me it’s serious. I’ve been trying to avoid catching it, but somehow I got unlucky. I’m on TB meds and will be on them for nine months.

One week on medications is long enough, but nine months is about 36 weeks. Luckily, my baby is still TB free, but I still have to avoid having her catch it.

I stopped visiting people, I stopped going to special events, such as people reuniting, and Christmas celebrations in a community center.

It is depressing to be stuck in my home and not know who exactly is TB active.

Someone please tell me what to do. I am sick and tired of being stuck in this house. I miss visiting my relatives and friends.

I am getting depressed. Are depression and TB healthy? I feel like I don’t have other options, which one do I choose?

(Name withheld by request)
Cape Dorset

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