Author Archives: Dr. Hamidah Meghani

About Dr. Hamidah Meghani

Dr. Hamidah Meghani became Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in July 2014, coming from Hamilton, where she was an Associate Medical Officer of Health (AMOH). Dr. Meghani received her medical degree from McMaster University and completed her residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a certified Family Physician and Public Health Physician. She also has a Masters of Public Health in Family and Reproductive Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York and is currently working on an International Masters for Health Leadership at McGill University.

“No smoking” near playgrounds, sports fields and pools – thanks to changes in Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Now that spring has arrived, many of us are once again enjoying or making plans to enjoy the outdoors, but sometimes taking your kids out to enjoy some important physical activity like playing soccer, baseball or even a swim at … Continue reading

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and Measles

With all the snow outside, I find myself thinking back to my childhood and some of the ways I would keep myself busy if it was too cold to play outside. I remember reading the book Matilda and watching Charlie … Continue reading

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