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Government Must Set Targets to Reduce Child Poverty

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 11:01 am | College of Public Health Medicine

New Zealand needs a cross-party, whole of government strategy, supported by robust monitoring and evaluation, to address child poverty levels, which despite some recent improvement, are still unacceptable, the NZ College of Public Health Medicine says. More >>

Sustainability core to the health of people

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:42 am | College of Public Health Medicine

Nearly a quarter of all deaths each year around the world could be prevented by healthier environments. More >>

Government decision seems senseless

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 9:34 am | College of Public Health Medicine

Cutting funding and significantly reducing the size of the Growing Up in New Zealand study will drastically affect its potential to improve the health of New Zealanders and reduce health and social inequities, says the College of Public Health Medicine. More >>

Resistance to antibiotics is a looming health crisis

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 11:41 am | College of Public Health Medicine

New Zealanders face a looming health crisis, because some relatively common infections are developing resistance to the medicines that are usually used to treat them. More >>

NZ’s childhood obesity needs ‘addressing urgently

Monday, 19 September 2016, 3:50 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

Action to reduce New Zealand’s alarming childhood obesity rate needs to focus on the physical and social environments we live in, says the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. More >>

NZ’s childhood obesity needs ‘addressing urgently’

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 12:33 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

Action to reduce New Zealand’s alarming childhood obesity rate needs to focus on the physical and social environments we live in, says the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. More >>

Extensive work needed to achieve health equity for Māori

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 11:07 am | College of Public Health Medicine

Action must be taken to address the factors contributing to an unhealthy Māori population, the NZ College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) urges Government. More >>

Kiwis will pay dearly for ongoing child poverty issues

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 12:03 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

This year’s Child Poverty Monitor highlights a worsening public health issue that will cost the country dearly over the long-term, says the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. “The Monitor shows clearly that child poverty creates health ... More >>

College of Public Health Medicine applauds Budget 2015

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:04 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

College of Public Health Medicine applauds Budget 2015 measures The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) has welcomed the Budget 2015 announcements about additional investment in bowel cancer screening and the expansion of urban ... More >>

Public health doctors call for change to alcohol policies

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 2:21 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) hopes the government will respond to New Zealanders’ concerns about the social impact of alcohol abuse. President, Dr Caroline McElnay, says stories appear almost daily in the media highlighting both ... More >>

Lack of exercise causes 12.7 percent of all deaths in NZ

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 10:28 am | College of Public Health Medicine

A lack of physical exercise is one of the most significant causes of death in New Zealand, and a national action plan is needed to increase Kiwis’ everyday levels of activity. The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine says physical activity ... More >>

More work still to be done on child poverty

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 9:30 am | College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine has welcomed a report which shows there has been a small reduction in the number of children living in poverty, but says much work still needs to be done. More >>

Investment in children’s health will improve economy

Friday, 5 September 2014, 12:00 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) is urging the new Government to develop a national cross-sector child poverty strategy. More >>

It Takes a Child to Raise a Country

Monday, 16 June 2014, 3:42 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine endorses the Tick for Kids campaign “It takes a child to raise a country”, that is being launched tomorrow. More >>

Obesity worse than smoking for health impacts on Kiwis

Monday, 9 June 2014, 12:15 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

The NZ College of Public Health Medicine is backing the New Zealand Medical Association’s call for more urgent and coordinated action on the country’s obesity time bomb, claiming it will soon be a bigger problem than smoking. With two thirds of adults ... More >>

Government urged to act on child health recommendations

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 4:34 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is urging the government to act on all the Health Select Committee's recommendations to improve health outcomes and prevent child abuse for children under three years old. More >>

Doctors Warn of Severe Health Impacts from Climate Change

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 4:42 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

New Zealand public health doctors are warning there will be severe health impacts from Climate Change and are calling for urgent action from all levels of society. More >>

Improving NZ housing for winter is good for the economy

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 12:40 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

The standard of housing in New Zealand needs to be significantly improved to reduce demands on the health system, according to the NZ College of Public Health Medicine. More >>

NZ Public Health Doctors Say Water Fluoridation Best Option

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 10:28 am | College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is endorsing community water fluoridation as an important public health measure to prevent tooth decay and reduce health inequalities. More >>

Extra Government Spending On Rheumatic Fever Welcomed

Monday, 6 May 2013, 3:05 pm | College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine has welcomed this morning’s announcement the Government is spending an extra $21.3 M to fight rheumatic fever. More >>

 

 

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