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Health Survey error led to overestimate of obesity numbers

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 12:32 pm | Ministry of Health

New Zealand has 7,000 fewer obese children than previously thought following identification of an error which overstated obesity estimates. More >>

First steps towards establishing new Health Unit

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3:15 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is taking the first steps towards establishing its new Health Infrastructure Unit which will support and oversee the building of new clinical facilities in New Zealand. More >>

Impact of surgical mesh being heard

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:45 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry is midway through a process of listening to the experiences of New Zealand men and women who have been harmed as a result of surgical mesh. More >>

Ministry targets vaccinations to most vulnerable

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 6:07 pm | Ministry of Health

Following advice from an immunisation Expert Advisory Group and feedback from general practices, the Ministry of Health is asking general practices and PHOs to target measles vaccinations to the most vulnerable. More >>

Insights into funding model for aged residential care

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 2:57 pm | Ministry of Health

A new report into the funding model for aged residential care provides valuable insights into how government could fund this sector in the future, say the Ministry of Health and the country’s 20 District Health Boards. More >>

Minimum requirements defined for digital health services

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 9:19 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is encouraging health organisations to ensure the digital services they use are safe, secure, integrated and reliable, with the publication of minimum requirements for digital, data and technology services they're expected ... More >>

Public open day planned at Christchurch Hospital Hagley

Monday, 26 August 2019, 5:29 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health and Canterbury DHB are working hard to ensure Christchurch Hospital Hagley is operational as soon as possible. More >>

Improving health equity the focus of new TB guidelines

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 10:41 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has today released new Guidelines for Tuberculosis (TB) Control in New Zealand 2019, an important step towards eradicating the disease and improving health equity. More >>

Ministry supports action on measles

Friday, 9 August 2019, 10:33 am | Ministry of Health

As measles continues to circulate in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health says it's vital to continue working on prevention and control measures. More >>

Achieving health equity needs actions, not just rhetoric

Monday, 5 August 2019, 10:52 am | Ministry of Health

A newly-released Ministry of Health publication is making sure equity is at the front and centre of all newly-commissioned work in the health sector. More >>

Medsafe warns consumers against two weight loss products

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:27 pm | Ministry of Health

The Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield has today published a warning to consumers about two products, Go lean Detox and Go Detox , which have been marketed for weight loss. More >>

2000 kiwis benefit from lifesaving new hep C treatment

Monday, 29 July 2019, 3:31 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health and PHARMAC are pleased to see New Zealanders with hepatitis C and health professionals across the country moving quickly to access the life-saving new treatment Maviret. More >>

Nominations sought for District Health Boards

Monday, 29 July 2019, 10:46 am | Ministry of Health

It's important New Zealanders consider standing for their District Health Board (DHB) in the October elections so they can contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of their local communities. More >>

Strong interest in surgical mesh forums

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 10:26 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Simpson is pleased by the positive response to the announcement of surgical mesh restorative justice forums, which begin today. More >>

Information Sessions on Medicinal Cannabis Scheme

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 2:44 pm | Ministry of Health

Information sessions on proposals for The Medicinal Cannabis Scheme take place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch over the next fortnight. The sessions are open to anyone with an interest in learning more about the proposed scheme. More >>

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 >>



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