Inuit children have the highest rate of hospital admission for Lower
respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) globally, but new research shows
that lowering risk factors though public health interventions and an
enhanced immunization program could improve health for Inuit children
and lower health care costs significantly.
At the opening of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on May 18, 2009, National Inuit leader Mary Simon once again calls on the Government of Canada to change its position on the September 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle
Jean, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General's
Northern Medal to Ms. Bertha Allen, C.M. and to Mr. Georges Henry
Erasmus, O.C. at Rideau Hall on Thursday, May 21, 2009.… Read more