London calling: Nature blog highlights VCH’s Olympic Success

Submitted by Tiffany Akins, Communications & Public Affairs

In a few days, an estimated 14,000 athletes will take part in over 300 Olympic events based in London. Many people are working behind the scenes in order to keep everyone healthy and safe during the games. In 2010, the VCH Public Health team were a key part of ensuring a healthy and memorable experience for athletes, officials, media and general public during the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games. One aspect to this was the monitoring of public health status during the Games that the Public Health Health Surveillance Unit (PHSU) was tasked with.

Dr Jat Sandhu, Regional Director of Public Health Surveillance, was recently interviewed for Nature’s blog. Take a read and find out how the PHSU team helped make the 2010 Games a great success.