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Flu vaccine stocks update

Posted: 12.06.2019
The Ministry of Health and PHARMAC  are continuing to work together to manage existing stocks of influenza vaccine this winter.

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Website to give Kiwis the facts on vaping

Posted: 07.06.2019
A new website Vaping Facts is being launched today so New Zealanders can have a credible source of information about vaping. 

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Flu season update

Posted: 07.06.2019
Along with our colleagues at PHARMAC and the Immunisation Advisory Centre, the Ministry's really pleased with the high uptake of flu vaccine this year.

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Appointment of Deputy Director-General Health Workforce

Posted: 17.05.2019
The Ministry of Health has announced the appointment of Anna Clark to the role of Deputy Director-General Health Workforce. Anna will start in this permanent role on 10 June 2019.

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New Zealand's nursing workforce the largest it's ever been

Posted: 10.05.2019
It's International Nurses Day tomorrow and the Ministry of Health's Chief Nursing Office is celebrating New Zealand’s largest ever nursing workforce.

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Video shows how achieving health equity starts with collaboration

Posted: 10.05.2019
Health Quality and Safety Commission Kaiwhakahaere Te Whai Oranga Kiri Rikihana talks about how collaboration is helping improve health equity, in a new Ministry of Health video.

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Get immunised against measles if you're going overseas

Posted: 10.05.2019
The Ministry of Health is reminding travellers to make sure they are fully immunised against measles before they go overseas. 

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Posthumous reproduction consultation submissions released

Posted: 10.05.2019
The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) has completed stage one of its consultation with New Zealanders to help inform policy on the use of fertility treatment in the event that a loved one dies.

‘Written in 2000, the current guidelines haven’t kept up with technology. The existing Guidelines for the Storage, Use, and Disposal of Sperm from a Deceased Man don’t address a number of the fertility treatment options that are now possible, including the use of eggs that have been frozen prior to a woman’s death,’ says ACART’s Acting Chair Dr Kathleen Logan.

‘We want to ensure our policy is consistent and there is clarity in the way that we deal with the very rare requests for the posthumous use of sperm, eggs and embryos.

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‘No credit, no worries’ pilot initiative set to improve equity by enabling access to online health resources without using mobile data

Posted: 09.05.2019
The ‘No credit, no worries’ pilot initiative now under way is making health more equitable by reducing cost-barriers that stop some people from accessing the health information they need, ‘zero-rating’ a selection of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most popular health and wellbeing websites.

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New safe sleep device guidelines to reduce SUDI

Posted: 08.05.2019
New Ministry of Health resources will help infants have quality sleep, while also protecting them from SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy).

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