Nova Scotia Legislature Speaker of the House Kevin Murphy officially opened the Rick Hansen Healing Garden Friday at Common Roots Urban Farm, making the occasion by planting a ceremonial flower in a wheelchair-accessible garden bed.
Racheal Surette, Public Health Consultant – Health Equity, knows how important it is to provide services in a client’s language of choice. Public Health’s work to provide services and communication to French-speaking clients is one example of their commitment to meeting the diverse needs of the Nova Scotians they serve.
Racheal Surette, consultante en santé publique, Équité en santé, sait combien il est important d’assurer des services au client dans la langue de son choix. Les efforts de la Santé publique en matière de services et de communication à l’intention des clients francophones est un exemple de sa détermination à répondre aux besoins variés des Néo-Écossais qu’elle sert.
For 22 years, Moussa Saad smoked 20 cigarettes a day. Today, thanks to a Stop Smoking program offered by Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), the Syrian refugee is a non-smoker.
Following one confirmed measles case at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth earlier this week, Public Health has proceeded with some additional measures to help prevent further spread of measles.
Exposure to measles has been confirmed at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside. This was following investigation of a single confirmed measles case, in which the person had been present at the facility.
“This second measles case is linked to the case identified last week,” says Dr. Lynda Earle, medical officer of health for South West, South Shore and Annapolis Valley. “It’s quite a contagious virus, so not unusual that we would have more cases identified and through public awareness and our contact tracing, we’re aiming to keep that number down.”