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New Report on Maternity finds drop in teenage pregnancies

Friday, 12 April 2019, 3:20 pm | Ministry of Health

The latest Report on Maternity has been released, showing the rate of teenage pregnancies has halved in the past decade. More >>

Ministry of Health survey improves understanding of epilepsy

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 9:38 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health recognises the challenges that people living with epilepsy face and is working to understand the condition better. More >>

Resources to help with mental distress

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 12:59 pm | Ministry of Health

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield would like to make the public aware of a resource developed to assist those experiencing mental distress as a result of the incident in Christchurch. More >>

Immunisation the best protection against measles

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 5:28 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is urging New Zealanders to stay alert to symptoms of measles and ensure that children aged between 15 months and 4 years receive their normal MMR vaccinations. More >>

National measles immunisation schedule remains on track

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 4:07 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is working closely with Pharmac and Canterbury DHB to respond to the local Canterbury measles outbreak and ensure our national immunisation schedule continues on track elsewhere in the country. More >>

Ministry issues reminder to stay safe from illness

Monday, 11 March 2019, 11:41 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is reiterating its message to New Zealanders to keep safe from influenza-like illnesses, in light of an increase in reported cases around the country. More >>

Stricter Controls on Medicine Linked to Birth Defects

Monday, 4 March 2019, 11:29 am | Ministry of Health

Greater restrictions around the use of sodium valproate (Epilim) to treat bipolar disorder in girls and women have been put in place. This is because of a clearer picture emerging of the risks of harm and the continuing exposure of unborn babies ... More >>

International measles outbreaks prompt call for vaccination

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 4:10 pm | Ministry of Health

International measles outbreaks prompt renewed call for MMR vaccination More >>

Sterilisation of Surgical Instruments

Friday, 15 February 2019, 4:03 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has convened a teleconference of DHB Chief Medical Officers and Directors of Allied Health to share the information gathered to date from the Hawke's Bay DHB incomplete sterilisation issue. More >>

No time for complacency in fight against HIV

Monday, 11 February 2019, 1:15 pm | Ministry of Health

New Zealand is continuing its work in the global fight to stop the spread of HIV transmissions. More >>

Addressing Health Workforce Wellbeing

Monday, 28 January 2019, 10:47 am | Ministry of Health

This commitment to developing a plan is the key result of a medical workforce workshop convened by the Director-General of Health late in 2018 with representatives from DHBs, DHB National CMOs, Medical Council of NZ, NZ Medical Association, Royal NZ ... More >>

Bite and sting searches spike

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 2:36 pm | Ministry of Health

Kiwis appear to be curious about summer misfortunes, with the Ministry of Health's website seeing a spike in the number of people searching for information on jellyfish stings, wasp and bee stings, spider and insect bites this holiday season. More >>

Deputy Director-General Population Health and Prevention

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 3:18 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Deborah Woodley to the role of Deputy Director-General Population Health and Prevention. More >>

Funded Family Care stakeholder engagement report released

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 2:36 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has published a report as a result of targeted engagement on the Government’s intention to change Funded Family Care. More >>

New Collaborative Opthalmology Project Announced

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:22 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is today announcing a new year-long project aimed at reducing waiting times and improving care for people with eye conditions. More >>

Enlafax – Monitoring to Continue

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:50 am | Ministry of Health

Two separate Ministerial Expert Advisory Groups have concluded that a rise in adverse reaction reporting to a commonly prescribed antidepressant is not caused by medicine safety or quality concerns. More >>

Deputy Dir-Gen DHB Performance, Support and Infrastucture

Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:44 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Michelle Arrowsmith to the role of Deputy Director-General DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure. More >>

Audit shows residential care readiness for pressure injuries

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:10 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is encouraged by the steps aged residential care providers are taking to prevent and minimise pressure injuries among residents. More >>

Deputy-Director General Health System Appointment

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:00 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced the permanent appointment of Keriana Brooking to the role of Deputy-Director General Health System Improvement and Innovation. More >>

Privileged Statement: Renewed Warning of Liver Harm

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 1:24 pm | Ministry of Health

The Director General of Health is renewing a public warning following more reports of serious liver harm from taking Arthrem and other products containing Artemisia annua extract. More >>

 

 

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