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New research shows Healthy Homes Initiatives reaching those most in need

Posted: 30.07.2018

A new report  provides a good insight into the progress of the Healthy Homes Initiatives (HHI). 

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National Ethics Advisory Committee calls for public feedback on health and disability research ethical standards

Posted: 24.07.2018
The National Ethics Advisory Committee (NEAC) is calling for public feedback on proposed new standards for all health and disability research.

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Recent South Island measles outbreak over

Posted: 23.07.2018
The Ministry of Health is highlighting the importance of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, following an outbreak of measles in the South Island earlier this year.

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Think FAST – know the signs of stroke

Posted: 20.07.2018
This year’s FAST stroke awareness campaign has started. It aims to make everyone aware of the symptoms of stroke and the need to call 111 immediately if it appears someone is having a stroke. 

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Ministry of Health statement on the investigation into MMR vaccine safety in Samoa

Posted: 12.07.2018

The New Zealand Ministry of Health expresses its condolences to the families of children who recently died in Samoa shortly after the administration of MMR vaccine. Samoan health authorities have launched an investigation into the deaths – until this is complete, it is too early to determine their underlying cause. The Ministry is working with health authorities in Samoa and other Pacific countries to provide assistance to the investigation, and support the delivery of safe and effective vaccination programmes throughout the Pacific.

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Ministry welcomes Counties Manukau to the National Bowel Screening Programme

Posted: 10.07.2018
Another 65,000 New Zealanders will have access to free bowel screening from today with Counties Manukau District Health Board joining the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP).

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FluTracking proves popular

Posted: 04.07.2018
The Ministry of Health’s online FluTracking initiative is boosting our understanding of influenza.

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Posthumous reproduction consultation launched

Posted: 03.07.2018
The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) has announced the release of a stage one consultation on policy options which could allow people to use fertility treatment in the event that one of their loved ones dies.

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Disabled people and their whānau are encouraged to apply for new positions within the transformed disability support system

Posted: 27.06.2018
As the launch of the new disability support system in MidCentral approaches, a big focus for the System Transformation team during June and July is recruitment for positions. There is a strong focus on encouraging people who have lived experience as disabled people and whānau to apply for roles.

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Ministry contracts for design phase of National Bowel Screening Programme IT system

Posted: 22.06.2018
The Ministry of Health has contracted Deloitte for the initial planning and design phase of the new National Bowel Screening Programme IT system, referred to as the National Screening Solution (NSS). The work is expected to be completed in late July.

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