Eskasoni health-care provider receives award for helping keep his community safe during pandemic – Saltwire

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Eskasoni health-care provider receives award for helping keep his community safe during pandemic – Saltwire

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202113 Views

ESKASONI, N.S. — A health-care worker from Eskasoni First Nation is being recognized for his efforts to help keep his community safe through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Athanasius Sylliboy is one of five Cape Bretoners among the 20 recipients of the Dr. Robert Strang Community Hero Award, an accolade named for the province’s chief medical officer and created by Doctors Nova Scotia in partnership with Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health, to honour people who have taken positive actions in their communities during the health crisis.

Sylliboy, a nurse practitioner, has spent much of his career in primary and critical care, youth health and home care, and has advocated to improve Indigenous health outcomes by breaking down barriers to care and highlighting Indigenous voices in health care.

Read More: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/lifestyles/local-lifestyles/eskasoni-health-care-provider-receives-award-for-helping-keep-his-community-safe-during-pandemic-100597169/

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