News Release: Dr. Wajid Ahmed Officially Appointed as Medical Officer Of Health for the WECHU
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 30, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. | Windsor and Essex County
Dr. Wajid Ahmed has been officially appointed as the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Board Chair, Gary McNamara confirmed that Dr. Ahmed had been in the acting position since June 2017, while the board engaged in a formal recruitment and review process. “The Board is pleased to have this appointment approved by the Ministry and we are confident Dr. Ahmed will continue to address the public health issues facing our community as the new Medical Officer of Health for our region.”
The WECHU Board of Health (BOH) confirmed the appointment of this position at the September 20, 2018 BOH meeting, and as of January 25, 2019, his appointment was officially approved by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
Prior to his acting role as the MOH, Dr. Wajid Ahmed served as the Associate Medical Officer of Health for two years at the WECHU. In his role as MOH, Dr. Ahmed oversees public health issues in the region and reports directly to the WECHU BOH.
Dr. Ahmed received his medical training in Pakistan. After practicing for several years and completing a Master’s degree in Health Administration, he moved to Canada for further training in public health. He started his public health education at the University of Waterloo and then joined the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, where he completed a fellowship in Addiction Medicine. Prior to joining the WECHU, he completed his Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency training at the University of Ottawa.
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
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