Media Advisory - National health experts to identify health and hygiene gaps across the country



    
      Newly-formed Canadian Hygiene Council releases health and hygiene
                study findings and offers realistic solutions
    

    TORONTO, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Canadians know that proper hygiene practices will
help keep them healthier, but few are transferring that knowledge into
practice. There's a gap between knowing and doing. Members of the newly-formed
Health and Hygiene Council, Canada will be in Toronto on October 8th to
provide you with a perspective on the state of Canadians' understanding of
hygiene prevention in relation to other countries around the world.

    
    What    Media briefing with members of the new Health and Hygiene Council
            of Canada. Topics to include:

            -  Formation of Canadian Health and Hygiene Council

            -  Results of a global survey of more than 10,000 people in ten
               countries, including Canada

            -  Health and hygiene gaps in Canada

            -  Top-line health and hygiene solutions

            -  Programs that have been identified to fill identified gaps

    Who     Interviews available with:

            -  Dr. Donald E. Low, Microbiologist-in-Chief, Department of
               Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canadian member of the
               Hygiene Council

            -  Dr. Brenda L. Cholin, Medical Health Officer, Prairie North
               Health Region, North Battleford, SK

    Where   InterContinental Hotel
            225 Front Street West
            Toronto, ON
            M5V 2X3

    When    Wednesday, October 8, 2008 10:00 a.m.
    

    The aim of the Health and Hygiene Council, Canada is to revisit current
hygiene practices, identify health and hygiene gaps across the country, offer
realistic recommendations to the public around the importance of hygiene in
the home and community, and identify programs and/or solutions that might help
fill the gaps identified.
    The Health and Hygiene Council brings together leading experts in the
fields of microbiology, virology, infectious disease, public health and
education. It is chaired by Dr. Donald Low, Microbiologist-in-Chief at Toronto
Medical Laboratories/Mount Sinai Hospital and has representatives from British
Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.





For further information:

For further information: For more information, or to book a meeting with
Dr. Low or another member or the HHCC, please contact: Ethan Pigott, Hill &
Knowlton Canada, (416) 413-4744, ethan.pigott@hillandknowlton.ca; Leigha
Cotton, Hill & Knowlton Canada, (416) 413-4757,
leigha.cotton@hillandknowlton.ca

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