Peterborough Public Health News

Archives for "March 2024"

Celebrating Student Nutrition Programs with a “Great Big Crunch”!

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 07, 2024

Kenner Intermediate Roots for Universal Access to Food at School Today, 180 Kenner Intermediate School students and staff crunched on Ontario grown apples in sync with students coast-to-coast. The event highlights the need for sustainably funded school food programs across Canada. Students arrive hungry to school for all sorts of reasons: long bus rides, rushed […]

Have You Had Your Measles Vaccine?

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 05, 2024

Residents are encouraged to get up to date with their measles vaccines Measles cases are rapidly increasing globally. In Ontario, five cases of measles have been reported over the past few weeks. Peterborough Public Health (PPH) is strongly urging residents, especially parents of young children, to review their immunization records and get up to date […]

Prescribed Safer Alternative Programs are Saving Lives

BY Comms Team | PUBLISHED: Mar 04, 2024

I read with interest the February 23rd article “Opioid crisis won’t abate without treatment options, supportive housing: Peterborough MP Michelle Ferreri”. In Canada, one person died nearly every hour in the first six months of 2023 due to opioid toxicity, largely involving fentanyl. As the Medical Officer of Health, I deeply appreciate the Chamber of […]