Ministry of Health - Latest News [Page 1]

Zika Update

Friday, 29 January 2016, 1:36 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has extended its Pacific travel advice around the ZIka virus to include Tonga as well as Samoa as an area of active transmission. More >>

Breast screening is saving lives

Monday, 14 December 2015, 10:50 am | Ministry of Health

A major new study confirms that New Zealand’s organised breast screening programme, BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) is reducing deaths from breast cancer. More >>

NZ border screening for Ebola scaled back

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 3:22 pm | Ministry of Health

Additional border screening of travellers who have recently been in Sierra Leone has been lifted, with the country recently declared Ebola-free. New Zealand has routine border systems in place for managing ill travellers. More >>

Fewer Babies Dying in their Sleep

Friday, 4 December 2015, 2:48 pm | Ministry of Health

Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014. More >>

Ministry of Health appoints Chief Science Advisor

Friday, 4 December 2015, 2:47 pm | Ministry of Health

The internationally recognised cancer researcher, Professor John Potter, has been appointed as Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of Health. More >>

Mental Health Inquiry Announced

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 4:50 pm | Ministry of Health

An external inquiry, reporting to the Director of Mental Health, into the management and treatment of community-based Mason Clinic special patient Manjit Singh was announced today by the Ministry of Health. More >>

Draft Update to Health Strategy Already Attracting Attention

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 2:38 pm | Ministry of Health

“New Zealand unveils its draft national health strategy - and it’s got a lot others around the world could learn from,’ noted American surgeon, author and public health researcher, Professor Atul Gawande has tweeted. More >>

Focusing on childhood obesity

Monday, 19 October 2015, 4:45 pm | Ministry of Health

The Government has today announced a package of initiatives to prevent and manage obesity in children and young people. More >>

Asbestos in Crayons

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 2:42 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment , Environmental Protection Authority and Ministry for the Environment have been working together to understand the risks involved with asbestos in crayons and whether the issue is ... More >>

New Zealand is experiencing a normal flu season to date

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 4:35 pm | Ministry of Health

Latest surveillance data from ESR indicates cases in 2015 are just above a moderate level, and may move higher yet. More >>

Sector Updated on MERS-CoV

Monday, 15 June 2015, 3:37 pm | Ministry of Health

Health authorities in New Zealand are updating the sector on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), due to an ongoing outbreak in South Korea. More >>

Secondary measles cases expected

Friday, 5 June 2015, 5:03 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is encouraging people who may have been exposed to a recent case of the measles to remain alert for symptoms. More >>

Pharmacist made fraudulent claims

Friday, 17 April 2015, 5:22 pm | Ministry of Health

A pharmacist has been sentenced in the Auckland District Court today to nine months home detention for dishonest use of documents after a case was successfully taken by the Ministry of Health. More >>

Flu vaccine distribution underway

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 9:26 am | Ministry of Health

The first shipment of this year’s funded influenza vaccine has arrived and is being distributed to general practices this week, says Dr Don Mackie, Chief Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health. More >>

Global delay in international influenza vaccine

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 9:47 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is working closely with PHARMAC, vaccine suppliers, DHBs and PHOs to make sure this year’s influenza immunisation campaign rolls out smoothly this April following the global delay in the vaccine, says Chief Medical Officer ... More >>

Woman sentenced for fraudulently claiming Carer Support

Friday, 20 February 2015, 10:50 am | Ministry of Health

An Auckland mother charged with fraudulently claiming Carer Support for her three children has been sentenced to 5 months community detention and to repay $6000 of the money taken, in the Manukau District Court last night. (Thursday 19 February 2015) More >>

Ministry of Health official joins Ebola response

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 1:08 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health’s director of emergency management is heading to West Africa to assist with the international fight against Ebola. More >>

A Safe Sleep reminder to parents of infants - Stay sober

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 1:01 pm | Ministry of Health

Enjoy the Christmas cheer but ensure babies and young children have a designated sober caregiver - is the Ministry of Health message for Safe Sleep Day (Friday 5th December 2014). More >>

Advice around measles case

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 3:16 pm | Ministry of Health

People who travelled on an international flight which landed in Auckland earlier this month are being advised that a child on the flight has since developed measles. More >>

Start of Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 4:14 pm | Ministry of Health

Schick Construction & Cartage has been awarded the first main contract in the construction of Christchurch Hospital's Acute Services Building (ASB). More >>



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