Determining New Zealand’s health research priorities

People are invited to have their say on New Zealand's health research priorities, with consultation now open.

Huge demand for MMR vaccine amidst Canterbury measles outbreak

There are 25 confirmed cases of the disease with huge pressure for the MMR vaccination.

Eight primary care projects set to improve outcomes

Equity was the key focus of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Whakakotahi 2019 selected projects. Eight successful primary care projects are aimed at improving health outcomes for their communities.

New Zealand leading new international body for oral health therapists

New Zealand is taking a leading role in the establishment of a new international body to represent dental and oral health therapists.

Fourteen measles cases now confirmed in Canterbury

Fourteen measles cases have now been confirmed in Canterbury, with the number likely to rise over the coming days and weeks.

MoH urges those travelling into New Zealand to ensure they have been vaccinated

Measles is back in New Zealand and travellers coming into the country are urged to make sure they have been immunised against the disease.

Hawke’s Bay DHB put on notice by anaesthetic technicians

'Something is seriously wrong': Anaesthetic technicians employed by the Hawke's Bay District Health Board say they will strike for 48 hours from 7am on March 14 to give the hospital a "serious rev-up".

‘Depriving sick babies of right to life’ – NZORD boss blasts Pharmac decision to...

Clinical experts deciding whether to fund a drug that would prolong the life of babies with spinal muscular atrophy, say it would also increase the burden of care if they lived longer - though not for loved ones.

School pays for all pupils to be vaccinated for meningococcal disease

Kaihu Valley School Principal Sonia Simeon swung into action when she learned the school's 16 pupils were not eligible for free meningococcal vaccination.

New campaign highlights need for hepatitis testing

A campaign to raise awareness about hepatitis C launches today.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.