Respiratory disease rates in Nunavut known for years, why has so little changed?

Infants in Nunavut and Nunavik suffer from the worst rates of respiratory disease in the world.

Kent Driscoll
APTN National News
A study recently confirmed what most living in the North already knew.

Infants in Nunavut and Nunavik suffer from the worst rates of respiratory disease in the world.

The reason? Well, the same information has been published for years.

APTN went to ask Nunavut’s health department if they’ve known what the problem is for so long, why has so little changed.

 

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

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.