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Ministry Of Health Remains Committed To Suicide Prevention

Saturday, 6 April 2024, 6:17 pm | Ministry of Health

The proposals that Ministry of Health staff are being consulted on include bringing together suicide prevention expertise with the expertise of our lived experience, system insights and clinical teams. More >>

Leak Investigation Concluded

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 10:40 am | Ministry of Health

Following the leak of confidential Ministry information to an external third party last month, the Ministry of Health began an investigation to determine how this occurred. We can now confirm that the individual responsible has been identified and no longer ... More >>

Director-General Of Health Recommends Time-limited Pause On The Use Of Surgical Mesh For Stress Urinary Incontinence

Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 6:09 am | Ministry of Health

Director-General of Health recommends time-limited pause on the use of female pelvic surgical mesh products to treat stress urinary incontinence The Director-General of Health, Dr Diana Sarfati, has supported, effective 23 August 2023, a time-limited ... More >>

World Health Day: Striving Toward Health For All In Aotearoa New Zealand

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 1:57 pm | Ministry of Health

World Health Day is a chance to both recognise the progress made in improving global public health since the World Health Organization was founded 75 years ago and acknowledge how far we have to go. This year’s World Health Day, celebrated on Friday 7 April, ... More >>

Flu Vaccine To Protect Kiwis This Winter

Saturday, 1 April 2023, 2:37 pm | Ministry of Health

From today, 1.8 million flu vaccines are available to help protect New Zealanders from winter illness, Minister of Health Ayesha Verrall has announced. “Vaccination against flu is safe and will be a first line of defence against severe illness this ... More >>

Be Safe, Get Tested: Syphilis Increase Sparks Concern For Life-threatening Impact On Unborn Babies

Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 2:08 pm | Ministry of Health

Manatū Hauora – Ministry of Health and Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) are asking people to take steps to protect themselves and others from syphilis, including people who are pregnant and their partners, as unborn babies ... More >>

Australian Measles Case Prompts Caution In New Zealand

Sunday, 5 February 2023, 9:13 pm | Ministry of Health

A case of measles in Melbourne reported at the end of January is prompting a caution in New Zealand as passengers on the same flight may have been exposed. Health agencies are asking anyone on an international flight from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne arriving ... More >>

More Māori And Pacific Peoples Eligible For Second COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Wednesday, 16 November 2022, 3:07 pm | Ministry of Health

Māori and Pacific peoples aged 40-49 will be eligible for a second Covid-19 booster from Friday 18 November to provide additional protection from the virus, Deputy-Director General and head of the Public Health Agency Dr Andrew Old, said today. More >>

Heartless Decision By Corrections Will Have Long Term Effects

Tuesday, 20 September 2022, 5:37 pm | Ministry of Health

The Celia Lashlie Trust is incredibly saddened and angered by Ara Poutama Department of Corrections’ decision to move around 40 women from Arohata prison (near Wellington) to Christchurch Women’s Prison or the Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility, ... More >>

New Funding For Water Fluoridation

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 11:04 am | Ministry of Health

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has made directions under the Health Act to 14 local authorities to add fluoride to some or all of their water supplies. It is the first time this power has been used since the relevant legislation was ... More >>

Second Monkeypox Case Confirmed In New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 11:55 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has been notified of a second confirmed case of Monkeypox. The person, who has a record of recent overseas travel, is currently isolating in the Northern region. There is no evidence of community transmission from this case. ... More >>

New Director Of Public Health Appointed

Monday, 11 July 2022, 1:31 pm | Ministry of Health

A new Director of Public Health has been appointed and will join Manatū Hauora on 15 August, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says. Dr Nicholas Jones, who is currently Clinical Director and Medical Officer of Health at Te Whatu Ora ... More >>

New Zealand’s First Monkeypox Case In Isolation At Home

Saturday, 9 July 2022, 7:36 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is reporting the first case of Monkeypox in New Zealand The person is in their 30s, lives in Auckland and has recently returned from overseas travel in a country with reported cases of Monkeypox. There are currently 50 countries ... More >>

New Director for the Suicide Prevention Office

Monday, 27 June 2022, 12:22 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health announced today that Matthew Tukaki (Ngāi Te Rangi) has been appointed as the new Director of the Suicide Prevention Office. More >>

Expert Advice Sought On Long-term Health Challenges

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 1:01 pm | Ministry of Health

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! E ngā mātanga, e ngā māngai, tēnei te karanga ki a koutou kia tono mai ki tēnei kaupapa, hei āwhina i tā mātou whai atu i te pae ora mō ngā hapori katoa o te motu. Expressions of interest open today for a new ... More >>

Free Rapid Antigen Tests Now Available For Home Testing

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 8:03 am | Ministry of Health

If you are symptomatic or a household contact, you can now order rapid antigen tests (RATs) through the newly launched RAT requester site . “It’s one of a range of ways we are make testing more readily available for those who need it,” says Jo ... More >>

Daily Youth Smoking Rates At All Time Low In Aotearoa

Monday, 28 February 2022, 10:25 am | Ministry of Health

The ASH Year 10 Snapshot Survey published today shows Aotearoa’s daily youth smoking rates continue to decline across all ethnicities, with overall rates falling to an all-time low from about 2% between 2015-19 to 1.3% in 2021. Daily smoking rates for ... More >>

Increased Rapid Antigen Test Use At Community Testing Centres

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 1:03 pm | Ministry of Health

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be used as the primary test at Auckland community testing centres (CTCs) from today to help meet demand for testing as the Omicron outbreak grows. The move, which is part of the Ministry of Health’s planned testing ... More >>

Rapid Antigen Test Rollout Update

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 1:04 pm | Ministry of Health

More than 3 million Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) have been distributed across New Zealand for workers who keep New Zealand’s critical services and supply chains moving, and those in our community most at risk from the effects of COVID-19, Director-General ... More >>

New Zealanders Advised To Get Boosted And Keep Doing The Basics Well

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 10:54 am | Ministry of Health

The best thing New Zealanders can do as we move into Phase 2 of our response to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is get boosted and give each other some space, said Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield. “What we have learned from the ... More >>





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