Dr. Barry Pakes reflects on first year as Nunavut’s deputy chief medical officer of health – U of T

Dr. Barry Pakes reflects on first year as Nunavut’s deputy chief medical officer of health – U of T

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2017342 Views

January 31/2017

Dr. Barry Pakes has been Nunavut’s deputy chief medical officer of health for almost a year.

“It’s hard to create comprehensive solutions to complex health problems when you’re constantly putting out fires,” says Pakes, an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

One of those fires is whooping cough, which this year has sickened more than 130 people and sent several infants to intensive care in Ottawa. Another is a common but serious condition called respiratory syncytial virus. Health officials have recorded 88 new cases since September.

Read More: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/2017/01/dr-barry-pakes-reflects-on-first-year-as-nunavuts-deputy-chief-medical-officer-of-health/

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