Infant respiratory disease in Nunavut and Nunavik added to ‘worst in the world’ list

Study says rates of respiratory disease in infants worst in the world.

Kent Driscoll
APTN National News
A study released this week confirms what most living in the north have known for years – the rates of respiratory diseases are high.

But this study also confirms that infants in Nunavut and Nunavik suffer from the worst rates of respiratory rates in the world.

The question is, if health officials have known things have been bad for years, why are they still bad?

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Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.