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Podcast: Preparedness in First Nations Communities for COVID-19

April 2020

Preparedness in First Nations Communities for COVID-19 (2019-nCoV, Pt 5)
Preparedness in First Nations Communities
for COVID-19 (2019-nCoV, Pt 5)

This public health podcast, Infectious Questions, was produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) in partnership with the the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH). With a focus on First Nations and preparedness for COVID-19, speakers Marlene Larocque and Dr. Myrle Ballard discuss the history of communicable disease emergencies in First Nations communities, the ongoing challenges to pandemic preparedness and how First Nations can be better supported to respond to this public health crisis.

Marlene Larocque is Cree from the Waterhen First Nation in Saskatchewan and Senior Policy Advisor in Health at the Assembly of First Nations.

Dr. Myrle Ballard is Anishinaabe from Lake St. Martin, Manitoba and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, at the University of Manitoba.

Listen to the full podcast on the NCCID web site

 


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