Host Arly Helm talks with Dr. Bonnie Henry, author of “Soap and Water and Common Sense,” a guide to staying healthy in a microbe-filled world. She was appointed as provincial health officer for the Province of BC effective February 1, 2018--the first female provincial health officer in British Columbia.
Dr. Bonnie Henry was the deputy provincial health officer for three years starting in 2014 and prior to that was the interim provincial executive medical director of the BC Centre for Disease Control from 2013.
She is a specialist in public health and preventive medicine and has worked internationally including with the WHO/UNICEF polio eradication program in Pakistan and with the World Health Organization to control the Ebola outbreak in Uganda. She has been a leader in response to SARS, pandemic H1N1 and the overdose emergency in BC.
She has been involved with planning, surveillance and response to mass gatherings in Canada and internationally, including 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games.