Joneigh Khaldun Detroit program to offer pregnant women free Lyft rides to doctor appointments By Lindsey Smith • Aug 16, 2017 Donnie Ray Jones / flickr http://j.mp/1SPGCl0 Detroit is trying to do more to prevent premature births and infant deaths. The city outlined the new plan Wednesday. Detroit’s health director rejects claim there’s a public health crisis due to water shutoffs By Lindsey Smith • Jul 26, 2017 Courtesy of the Detroit Health Department Detroit activists are highlighting what they say is a growing public health crisis. Today they brought in medical experts from outside the city to discuss the potential health implications of mass water shutoffs in Detroit. They want a moratorium. “There’s no question that access to safe and clean water from a health perspective is a top priority,” Detroit’s top health officer, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said. Detroit’s new top doc to focus on curbing lead poisoning, infant mortality By Stateside Staff • May 2, 2017 Courtesy of the Detroit Health Department Listen Listening... / 8:32 Stateside's conversation with Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, executive director and health officer of the Detroit Health Department. Lead poisoning and infant mortality are two of the biggest problems facing Michigan. Roughly seven babies out of every thousand born in Michigan do not live to their first birthday.