Technology Helping Address Indigenous Health-care Inequity

Technology Helping Address Indigenous Health-care Inequity

A specialist in remote care robotics and a Saskatchewan post-education leader see solutions for the health-care gap for Indigenous people. The Canadian Chart of Rights and Freedoms, at its core, enshrines the equality of rights for all Canadians. However, there is an enduring inequity for Indigenous people accessing health care compared to non-Indigenous populations. According to Statistics Canada, the life expectancy for an Indigenous male is eight years shorter, and for an Indigenous female 6.9 years shorter, than their non-Indigenous counterparts. The prevalence of diabetes in people living on reserves is three times that of non-Indigenous populations. Active tuberculosis rates...

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