New Medical Officer of Health for the Region announced

By Staff

February 21st, 2024



The Region of Halton now has a new Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health.

Dr. Deepika Lobo as served as an Associate Medical Officer of Health since joining Halton Region in 2019 and has been Acting Commissioner of Health since September 2023.

The job is one of the most critical in the community ; managing the pandemic was a task that, at the time, proved to be a challenge that took every skill then Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hamidah Meghani had to keep the public informed and to put in place the data collection procedures that were necessary.  She was newly appointed at the time and faced a situation that shut down the world for a period of time while a full understanding of what COVID19 was and how to deal with it.

Jobs like that burn people out.

Dr. Lobo’s experience, knowledge, and leadership capabilities will keep our public health services strong and keep our residents healthy.”

Dr. Deepika Lobo: Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health.

Dr. Lobo completed her residency in Public Health & Preventive Medicine through the DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and is a Fellow with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Lobo obtained her Doctor of Medicine from Kasturba Medical College at Manipal University in India, and has the degrees of Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration from McMaster University.

The Halton Region Health Department provides a range of accessible and effective Public Health and Paramedic Services programs. Public Health programs support the physical and mental health and well-being of residents that aim to reduce health inequities, protect and promote health, and prevent injury and disease. Paramedic Services provide advanced 24/7 pre-hospital emergency care and community paramedic programs and deliver public awareness programs, including CPR, public access defibrillation, and injury prevention.

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