Ministry of Health - Latest News [Page 1]

Sentencing on Health Fraud Charges

Friday, 29 July 2016, 5:06 pm | Ministry of Health

An Auckland man charged with making multiple fraudulent applications for health funding and carer support has been sentenced to home detention, as well as being ordered to make reparation after appearing in Manukau District Court. More >>

Nominations for District Health Board Elected Members Open

Friday, 22 July 2016, 9:15 am | Ministry of Health

Nominations for the seven elected members on New Zealand's District Health Boards (DHBs) are now open. More >>

Is your family immunised against measles?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 3:37 pm | Ministry of Health

Don’t let measles ruin the school holidays. Make sure your family is fully immunised. More >>

Avoid mozzie-borne illnesses when travelling overseas

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 10:43 am | Ministry of Health

In some countries an annoying itch is the least of your worries if you’re bitten by a mosquito. More >>

Medsafe highlights dangers of online medicines

Thursday, 16 June 2016, 1:07 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. More >>

Free MMR vaccine reminder from Ministry of Health

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:49 pm | Ministry of Health

Don't let measles make you lose your spot at the tractor pull at Fieldays next month – make sure you’re fully vaccinated before you go. More >>

NZ represented at World Health Assembly meeting

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 2:32 pm | Ministry of Health

New Zealand is among 194 member states taking part in the 69th Annual World Health Assembly, tackling a diverse range of issues including tobacco control and pandemic influenza preparedness. More >>

First data from new national collection

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 2:14 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has today published the first release of developmental data from Phase 1 of the new National Patient Flow national collection. More >>

Waikato DHB Mental Health Services Report Released

Friday, 15 April 2016, 12:28 pm | Ministry of Health

A formal inspection of Waikato mental health services by the Director of Mental Health has found an appropriate model of care in place, but also makes recommendations for a number of changes. More >>

Stay well while travelling these holidays

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:27 am | Ministry of Health

New Zealanders heading away these school holidays are being urged to make sure they’re well prepared for potential health risks overseas. More >>

Update on Grey Base Hospital and Integrated Health Centre

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 9:57 am | Ministry of Health

Good progress in being made on getting price certainty so construction can begin on the $68 million Grey Base Hospital and Integrated Family Health Centre. More >>

Ministry Encourages Schools to Adopt Water Only Policies

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 3:24 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is encouraging schools to consider adopting healthy drink policies following information being provided to all schools by the Ministry of Education. More >>

Exotic Mosquito Larvae Detected at Auckland Airport

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 9:10 am | Ministry of Health

On the 3rd of March 2016, specialist mosquito staff contracted by Auckland Airport captured exotic mosquito larvae in their trap near the international baggage area. More >>

Possible case of sexual transmission of Zika virus

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 3:31 pm | Ministry of Health

Investigations are underway into a possible case of sexual transmission of Zika virus in New Zealand. More >>

NZMAT deployment to Fiji

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 12:03 pm | Ministry of Health

New Zealand medical and surgical teams will depart for Fiji over the next two days to provide assistance in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston. More >>

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 >>



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