Danyaal Raza
Danyaal is a staff physician with the Department of Family & Community Medicine of St. Micheal’s Hospital. Dr. Raza serves on the Executive of Canadian Doctors for Medicare, on the Poverty & Health Committee of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and on the Advisory Board of Upstream. He is also a Lecturer of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto and completed a Masters of Public Health from Harvard University. You can find him on Twitter, @DanyaalRaza.

Entries by Danyaal Raza

We Need Trudeau To Prioritize Pharmaceutical Drug Coverage

(9) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 5:16 PM

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:

Congratulations on becoming Canada's 23rd prime minister.

Over the course of the election campaign and in the weeks following your victory, there have been many important discussions about Canadian identity and our core values. Among the values that Canadians most support in poll after...

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Canada Needs To Adopt a 'Health In All Policies' Approach

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 7:04 PM

When counseling patients on health, physicians often focus on lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise or smoking. This kind of advice can be important for the individual, but does little to change underlying drivers of health like income, education and employment. These factors are the ones that have...

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In Canada, Wealth Still Equals Health

(32) Comments | Posted April 13, 2013 | 8:00 AM

The gap between rich and poor in Canada is growing.

Organizations across the country, from the Conference Board of Canada to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives have recognized the rise of income inequality in Canada. For some, this concentration of wealth is an unremarkable...

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What Ontario's Next Premier Needs to Tackle

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 5:37 PM

In November of 2010, the Ontario government announced a review of the province's social assistance system. Health providers took note. After listening to story after story of the challenges faced by our patients who live under a degrading and inadequate welfare regime, many of us held out hope that a...

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