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Director-General of Health appointed

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Health

Director-General of Health appointed The Deputy State Services Commissioner has today announced the appointment of Dr Ashley Bloomfield as Director-General of Health and Chief Executive, Ministry of Health. “The Director-General of Health is a pivotal ... More >>

Let's track the flu so we can help you

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:36 pm | Ministry of Health

Date: 21 May 2018 The Ministry of Health's Director of Public Health welcomes the introduction of a new way to track influenza online in New Zealand. More >>

Protected? Back-to-school prompts measles vaccine reminder

Friday, 27 April 2018, 4:43 pm | Ministry of Health

As students prepare to head back to school or universities after enjoying a holiday break, the Ministry of Health is reminding people to be aware of the risks of measles. More >>

Nurses Pay Independent Panel Appointed

Friday, 27 April 2018, 2:44 pm | Ministry of Health

The Independent Panel recommended by the Prime Minister has been established to work with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and District Health Boards to help find an agreement to the current employment negotiations and a pathway to address ... More >>

Southern DHB joins life-saving bowel screening programme

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:41 pm | Ministry of Health

Otago and Southland are the latest communities in the country to have access to free bowel screening with Southern District Health Board today joining the National Bowel Screening Programme. More >>

More issues discovered with bowel screening invitations

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 4:40 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has discovered that many more people than first thought didn’t receive invitations for free bowel screening during the bowel screening pilot programme. More >>

Rise in syphilis cases prompts calls to practise safe sex

Friday, 13 April 2018, 3:02 pm | Ministry of Health

A rise in the number of syphilis cases being reported in New Zealand is prompting renewed calls for people to practise safe sex, including the use of condoms. More >>

School holidays prompt measles immunisation reminder

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:37 pm | Ministry of Health

As students head into the term one school holidays, the Ministry of Health is reminding parents to be aware of the risks of measles. More >>

New website to help men check for prostate cancer

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 5:32 pm | Ministry of Health

Should I check? : Ministry of Health launches new website to help men check for prostate cancer More >>

MOH/NZ College of Midwives in joint midwifery programme

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:30 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health and the New Zealand College of Midwives are working together with urgency on a maternity programme designed to address current pressure on the midwifery-led service. More >>

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 >>



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