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Dec 19, 2014, 18:28 ET

Government of Canada announces on-the-ground support for the Ebola outbreak response in Sierra Leone

Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone OTTAWA, Dec....

Dec 19, 2014, 10:42 ET

Minister Ambrose announces winning submissions for The Play Exchange's ACTIVE AT SCHOOL Challenge

Government of Canada's Play Exchange and Canadian Tire Corporation invest in local ideas from across Canada to help get children and youth...

Dec 15, 2014, 13:30 ET

Government of Canada Co-Hosts Roundtable with Health Professionals on Family Violence and Child Abuse

Minister Ambrose announces "Stop Family Violence", an online resource for health professionals and the public WINNIPEG, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW/...

Dec 11, 2014, 09:15 ET

Canada at the forefront of Ebola response, shares best practices with international partners

Ebola discussion dominates meeting of Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) in Tokyo TOKYO, Japan, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the...

Nov 27, 2014, 14:37 ET

Government of Canada Announces Additional Support to Help Global Efforts to Fight Ebola in West Africa

Canada launches "Join The Fight Against Ebola" recruitment campaign, provides more funding to humanitarian organizations and announces deployment...

Nov 26, 2014, 10:17 ET

Government of Canada partners with Royal Bank of Canada and ParticipACTION to help deliver RBC Learn to Play project

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, on behalf of the Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary of Health and Member of...

Nov 10, 2014, 18:50 ET

Government of Canada announces strengthened public health measures for arriving travellers from Ebola-stricken countries

OTTAWA, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Dr. Gregory Taylor, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, today...

Oct 27, 2014, 15:15 ET

Health Ministers discuss Ebola preparedness in Canada

Ministers exchange information and best practices to ensure Canada is safe and well-prepared OTTAWA, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable...

Oct 19, 2014, 15:27 ET

Ebola Rapid Response Team practices deploying to a simulated case of Ebola

Drills are a precautionary measure to ensure teams are ready and able to respond quickly OTTAWA, Oct. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona...

Oct 18, 2014, 08:46 ET

Government of Canada ships Ebola vaccine to World Health Organization

OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada will ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Oct 13, 2014, 10:35 ET

Canadian Ebola Vaccine Trials Begin

Experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Public Health Agency of Canada to be tested in humans OTTAWA, Oct.13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona...

Oct 04, 2014, 12:00 ET

Government of Canada announces a second mobile lab and team to be deployed to West Africa to assist in the Ebola outbreak

OTTAWA, Oct. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, with Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Taylor,...

Sep 26, 2014, 13:30 ET

Government of Canada contributes to international efforts to strengthen global health security

Coordinated action to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona...

Sep 24, 2014, 10:42 ET

Government of Canada launches Build Our Kids' Success (BOKS) before school physical activity program

Government of Canada partners with BOKS, Reebok Canada Fitness Foundation, and the Canadian Football League to get kids more physically active...

Sep 23, 2014, 13:15 ET

Minister Ambrose and partners reveal top six finalists for The Play Exchange, Canada's Active Living Challenge

Finalists to receive mentorship, business case planning and national exposure in an upcoming television special. OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ -...

Sep 19, 2014, 13:09 ET

Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation continue installing AEDs across the country

Almost 850 devices already installed with many more to come SPRUCE GROVE, AB, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister...

Aug 13, 2014, 15:10 ET

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella infections related to sprouted chia seed powder

Updated August 13, 2014 This notice has been updated to include 4 additional cases and to communicate the closing of the...

Aug 12, 2014, 21:45 ET

Government of Canada donates experimental Ebola vaccine to World Health Organization

Treatment may help ongoing outbreak response in West Africa OTTAWA, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today...

Jul 23, 2014, 11:00 ET

Government of Canada shows international leadership to Addressing HIV/AIDS

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 20th International AIDS...

Jul 18, 2014, 13:54 ET

Minister Ambrose to attend 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia

Building on achievements and exploring new ways to find a cure for HIV/AIDS OTTAWA, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister...