Nunavut, NTI agree to share tuberculosis data

Government to provide information about TB caseloads and notify organization of community outbreaks

Nunavut Health Minister John Main and NTI president Aluki Kotierk signed an agreement to share tuberculosis data on Monday. (File photo)

By Emma Tranter

The Government of Nunavut has agreed to share caseload data and other information about tuberculosis in the territory with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

The two parties signed a tuberculosis information sharing agreement at NTI offices in Iqaluit on Monday.

“Through this newly ratified information sharing agreement, we will strengthen our organizations’ ability to co-operate with the goal of eliminating TB,” said Nunavut Health Minister John Main, in a news release.

The agreement will see the government share data on active and latent tuberculosis cases and notify NTI when community outbreaks happen.

On its end, NTI will share updates with the territorial government on its National TB Elimination Action Plan, including funding for its regional action plan for Nunavut.

NTI will also host an online training course on tuberculosis for the public.

“It is only through concerted efforts and collaborations like the commitment NTI and the GN are making today that we can truly tackle the issues Nunavummiut are facing today,” said NTI president Aluki Kotierk in the release.

 

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  1. Posted by really? on

    eliminate TB they say. Its been 4 years since buddy found out he has sleeping TB.
    Yes its sleeping TB but it can “wake up” and become transmittable.

    He is hesitant to take the required pills as were not suppose to drink alcohol while taking the pills to get rid of the sleeping TB for x amount of weeks. He has gone to get his lungs x-rayed a few times in the last 4 years and gets told “oh your lungs look great you don’t need to take the pills it might not even wake up anyways”
    How is that getting rid of TB?

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