Saturday, June 5, 2010
Between the blog and Facebook, most of you have heard the complaints about my recent northern health care experiences. A friend in Nova Scotia who has read my woes sent me an article she found in the Globe and Mail called Inuit mothers fight lonely battle for their children’s health. I found it very interesting and I thank Laura for sending it to me.
The article focuses on one young woman from Arviat who is in Winnipeg for her 'boarding out' or as we call it here, confinement period before giving birth. I refrain from commenting publicly about the politics the article discusses because my blog isn't about that. I do however think that no matter what side you fall on politically, the statistics mentioned are shocking and shouldn't be ignored.
It's worth a read if for no other reason than to enlighten you on a subject that most people are clueless about.