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Forums planned to hear from those affected by surgical mesh

Friday, 5 July 2019, 11:50 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health's Director-General Dr Ashley Bloomfield has welcomed the chance for New Zealand men and women harmed by surgical mesh to participate in restorative justice forums. More >>

Publication of Annual Report on Drinking-water quality

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 11:27 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has published its annual report on drinking-water quality and compliance, highlighting the significance of Government reforms in this important area of human health. More >>

Action plan released to curb rise in syphilis cases

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9:39 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has released its new national syphilis action plan in an important step in reversing a growing number of cases of the infection. More >>

MMR immunisation protects our most vulnerable

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 12:19 pm | Ministry of Health

More than 200 cases of measles have now been confirmed in New Zealand since the start of this year and the Ministry of Health is reminding people that immunisation is the best way to protect our most vulnerable. More >>

One million doses of influenza vaccine distributed

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 10:15 am | Ministry of Health

More than one million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine have now been distributed and The Ministry of Health is encouraging even more New Zealanders to get vaccinated. More >>

Nursing workforce the largest it's ever been

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:44 am | Ministry of Health

It's International Nurses Day tomorrow and the Ministry of Health's Chief Nursing Office is celebrating New Zealand’s largest ever nursing workforce. More >>

Get immunised against measles if you're going overseas

Friday, 10 May 2019, 3:24 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is reminding travellers to make sure they are fully immunised against measles before they go overseas. More >>

New safe sleep device guidelines to reduce SUDI

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 2:52 pm | Ministry of Health

New Ministry of Health resources will help infants have quality sleep, while also protecting them from SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy). More >>

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 >>



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