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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - health related information

Posted: 28.03.2016
Since the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were concluded on 6 October last year, the government has ensured there is clear and extensive information available on the outcomes of TPP and the implications for New Zealand. This includes a dedicated website with factsheets on different areas of the agreement, including PHARMAC and the intellectual property outcomes, which has been set up by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). The legally verified text of the Agreement is on this website as well as further details on how the costs of implementing the changes to PHARMAC processes were calculated.

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Ministry of Health encourages schools to adopt water only policies

Posted: 21.03.2016

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.

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Exotic Mosquito Larvae Detected at Auckland Airport

Posted: 07.03.2016
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.

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Review of capital bid governance and quality control processes

Posted: 06.03.2016
This report was commissioned to look into issues relating to the governance and other quality control processes associated with the Wellington Accommodation Project.

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Statement: Medicinal Cannabis

Posted: 03.03.2016
The Ministry of Health is aware of a recent sentencing decision in a case involving the importation of medicinal cannabis products. 

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Possible case of sexual transmission of Zika virus

Posted: 02.03.2016
Investigations are underway into a possible case of sexual transmission of Zika virus in New Zealand.

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NZMAT deployment to Fiji

Posted: 01.03.2016
This follows the deployment by the Ministry of Health of an Initial Assessment Team of four personnel, which has been evaluating the situation in Fiji and considering how New Zealand can best support health needs there.

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Submission to WHO on Draft Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children

Posted: 29.02.2016
New Zealand has provided a submission to the World Health Organization (WHO) on the WHO Draft Guidance on Ending the Inappropriate Promotion of Foods for Infants and Young Children (related to the WHO Executive Board Paper EB138/8).

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Help provide feedback for the review of the principles for psychosocial support

Posted: 11.02.2016
The Joint Centre for Disaster Research has been commissioned to review the Ministry of Health’s 2007 Planning for Individual and Community Recovery in an Emergency Event – principles for psychosocial support document.

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Requesting your child’s immunisation records

Posted: 10.02.2016
We have received a number of requests from parents in Australia wanting their children’s immunisation records.

Children born from 2005 onwards will have their immunisation records on the National Immunisation Register (NIR). To request immunisation records you will need to contact the NIR Administrator at the district health board (DHB) for the area you last lived in. If you child was born earlier than 2005, then you will need to contact the medical practice where they received their immunisations.

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