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Fight the Bite

Friday, 16 March 2018, 3:21 pm | Ministry of Health

Fight the bite – day and night. That’s the message the Ministry of Health is promoting to raise more awareness of the diseases mosquitoes in some countries can carry. More >>

Survey launched about epilepsy services

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:31 am | Ministry of Health

New Zealanders with epilepsy and people supporting them have been invited to have their say on which health services work well and what can be improved. More >>

Focus on health technology at D5 Digital Government Showcase

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9:10 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is partnering with The University of Auckland to share health technology innovations at the D5 Digital Government Showcase in Wellington today. More >>

Regulatory action on surgical mesh products

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 10:37 am | Ministry of Health

Medsafe has today announced the outcomes of recent regulatory action on surgical mesh products in New Zealand. More >>

NZ border cleared of exotic mosquito

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 4:36 pm | Ministry of Health

Border health surveillance at Auckland Airport was stepped up over the Christmas / New Year period to ensure New Zealand remains free of a mosquito that can transmit dengue fever. More >>

Director-General of Health statement on drinking-water

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 1:15 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is reminding all drinking-water suppliers of their legal responsibility to provide safe water - including considering treating water. More >>

Director-General of Health decides to finish term early

Monday, 4 December 2017, 4:34 pm | Ministry of Health

The Director-General of Health Chai Chuah has decided today to conclude his term early. More >>

Loss of earnings compensation for live organ donors

Monday, 4 December 2017, 12:07 pm | Ministry of Health

People who donate a kidney or part of their liver can now do so knowing they can be fully compensated for lost earnings as a result of their donation surgery. More >>

National outbreak of whooping cough declared

Friday, 1 December 2017, 2:10 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Heath has declared a national outbreak of whooping cough, as a total of 1,315 cases have been reported since the beginning of 2017. More >>

Innovation reigns supreme in Clinicians’ Challenge

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:50 pm | Ministry of Health

Innovative digital solutions to improve health care have won this year’s Clinicians’ Challenge. More >>

The world is acting on antibiotic awareness

Monday, 13 November 2017, 1:02 pm | Ministry of Health

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017 (November 13 to 19) is a World Health Organization global event around one of the most pressing challenges to health care. The theme is: “Seek advice from a qualified health care professional before taking antibiotics.” More >>

New tent hospital boosts NZ’s disaster response

Monday, 16 October 2017, 9:10 am | Ministry of Health

A high-tech tent hospital has improved New Zealand’s ability to save lives and give emergency health care when disasters strike at home or in the wider South-West Pacific region. More >>

Measles and rubella officially eliminated in New Zealand

Friday, 6 October 2017, 8:59 am | Ministry of Health

New Zealand has won international praise for successfully eliminating endemic measles and rubella for the first time. More >>

Dangers of purchasing medicines over the internet

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 2:25 pm | Ministry of Health

Medsafe is reminding New Zealanders of the dangers of purchasing medicines online from overseas, following a global week of action led by INTERPOL. For the tenth time Medsafe with New Zealand Customs recently participated in the annual international ... More >>

MoH Report Recommendations Accepted in Full

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 3:41 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry has accepted in full the recommendations from an independent report into its DHB funding allocation error in May. More >>

Process to restore DHB computer systems progresses slowly

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 4:59 pm | Ministry of Health

A fire early on Monday in the DHB's main computer server room on the Rotorua Hospital site caused a major outage which has affected computer and patient management systems, along with email and Internet access. More >>

Ministry of Health Transforming Disability Respite Care

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 10:26 am | Ministry of Health

Transforming respite care Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is today releasing a strategy to transform the way people who care for a disabled family member are supported. More >>

Claire Austin appointed to Health Workforce NZ

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 4:16 pm | Ministry of Health

The Director-General of Health, Chai Chuah, is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Austin as the new Group Manager - Health Workforce New Zealand. More >>

World expert endorses New Zealand’s bowel screening approach

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:44 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has welcomed the endorsement of New Zealand’s soon-to-be-implemented National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) by a world expert. More >>

Charges laid against Philip Morris

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:46 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has laid charges against tobacco company Philip Morris (New Zealand) Limited relating to the importation and selling of its tobacco sticks known as HEETS. More >>



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