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Jun 22, 2015, 14:06 ET Government of Canada provides update on its commitment in the fight against Ebola

Strengthened public health measures for travellers extended OTTAWA, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health,...


Jun 16, 2015, 15:21 ET Minister Ambrose Celebrates Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week in Canada

Communities Across Canada Unite in Support of Awareness and Education OTTAWA, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, in front of the memorial to Canadian...


Jun 10, 2015, 17:32 ET Public Health Notice: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

OTTAWA, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Since April 2012, cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have...


Jun 10, 2015, 17:04 ET Government of Canada strengthens Ebola preparedness for Canadians

Contract signed to manufacture ZMappTM to help protect Canadians OTTAWA, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health,...


Jun 05, 2015, 12:23 ET Government of Canada and Alzheimer Society of Canada launch Dementia Friends Canada

Campaign will help Canadians who are living with dementia   EDMONTON, June 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health,...


Jun 03, 2015, 09:58 ET Public Health Notice Update - Outbreak of Salmonella infections related to contact with live baby poultry

This notice has been updated to include 7 additional cases, provide more details about the cases and the source of the illnesses, and provide...


Jun 01, 2015, 15:42 ET Public Health Reminder: West Nile virus

Why you should take note OTTAWA, June 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Warmer weather is here and it is important to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Not only...


Jun 01, 2015, 15:00 ET Public Health Agency of Canada launches public consultation on Lyme disease

OTTAWA, June 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Gregory Taylor launched a consultation process to support...


May 25, 2015, 18:11 ET Public Health Notice - Outbreak of Salmonella infections related to contact with live baby poultry

OTTAWA, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial and local public health...


May 08, 2015, 16:38 ET Government of Canada thanks Canadian health and humanitarian workers for their efforts to assist crisis-affected populations

Minister Ambrose marks World Red Cross Day with Canadian Red Cross President and CEO Conrad Sauvé OTTAWA, May 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable...


May 05, 2015, 12:39 ET Public Health Reminder: Lyme disease

OTTAWA, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Lyme disease is a serious illness that is present in Canada and spreading. Canadians at risk...


May 01, 2015, 16:56 ET Government of Canada announces funding to enhance influenza vaccine research and development

SASKATOON, May 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for...


Apr 24, 2015, 13:23 ET Minister of Health Launches National Immunization Awareness Week

Immunization is one of the safest, most effective public health measures we have to prevent serious illness. SURREY, BC, April 24, 2015 /CNW/ -...


Apr 15, 2015, 15:52 ET Public Health Notice - Outbreak of E.coli infections with possible link to leafy greens

OTTAWA, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public...


Apr 14, 2015, 17:31 ET Minister Ambrose Hosts Healthy Aging Roundtable - Government of Canada supports seniors' health and well-being

REGINA, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden- Lake...


Apr 10, 2015, 17:45 ET Canada's Chief Public Health Officer to visit West Africa

OTTAWA, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, will travel to West Africa next week to visit operations...


Apr 08, 2015, 18:12 ET Statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada on Measles

OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Public Health Agency of Canada is again reminding Canadians of the importance of ensuring their immunizations are...


Apr 07, 2015, 14:44 ET Minister Ambrose Hosts Healthy Living Roundtable

Supporting the Government of Canada's commitment to promote healthy living and prevent chronic disease   /CNW/ - Today,...


Apr 01, 2015, 18:31 ET Clinical Trials Prove Canada's VSV-EBOV Ebola Vaccine Safe and Effective

OTTAWA, April 1, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, today...


Mar 31, 2015, 15:14 ET Government of Canada hosts roundtable discussion to advance Canada's work on antimicrobial resistance

Minister Ambrose unveils new action plan with concrete steps to address antimicrobial resistance in Canada, releases first ever integrated,...


Mar 19, 2015, 13:12 ET Harper Government and Heart and Stroke Foundation continue their work to install AEDs in recreational hockey arenas across the country

Over 750 installed in Ontario alone through National AED initiative WATERDOWN, ON, March 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, on behalf of the...


Mar 17, 2015, 14:04 ET Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation deliver on commitment to install AEDs in recreational hockey arenas

Devices continue to be installed across the country NORTH SAANICH, BC, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Following an event yesterday in North Vancouver to...


Mar 16, 2015, 17:13 ET Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation continue installing AEDs in recreational hockey arenas across Canada

Over 1,600 already installed through National AED initiative NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose,...


Mar 04, 2015, 16:38 ET Canada remains committed to domestic preparedness and global fight against Ebola

Canada deploys multi-disciplinary team to tackle Ebola in Guinea and Ebola Rapid Response Team participates in Nova Scotia exercise HALIFAX, March...


Feb 20, 2015, 14:02 ET Joint statement from the Minister of Health and the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on Immunization and Public Awareness

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Immunizing Canadians against preventable diseases is of the utmost importance. We continue to play an active...