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Mauritian twin doctors embark on new life in New Zealand

By the time identical twins Viraj and Varun Boodhun started their Bachelor of Nursing degree at EIT, they had gained a medical degree overseas and were well on their way to becoming medical specialists....

Cystic fibrosis medicine added to Pharmac’s options for investment list

Pharmac has announced that Vertex’s triple combination modulator therapy, known in some countries as Trikafta, has been added to the priority list of medicines it would like to fund. In July this year, pharmaceutical company...

Rheumatic fever rates in young Northland Māori one of world’s highest

The chief executive of a Whangārei community house says rheumatic fever will not be eradicated until poor housing, overcrowding and poor access to heath services are addressed. The comments from Liz Cassidy-Nelson, chief executive of...

Kaiāwhina to guide the next 5-year Action Plan for the Kaiāwhina workforce

The first and formative 5-year Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan 2015-2020 concluded in June 2020, having helped to build an enduring foundation for the future of the Kaiāwhina workforce. The term ‘Kaiāwhina’ is a taonga (treasure)...

Changing the public health system to address Māori inequity

A new paradigm for Māori health thrives in Hamilton. By Jody Hopkinson.

Select committee confirms inquiry into how health system treats Māori

Why Māori suffer worse health than other New Zealanders will be investigated by Parliament.

Opinion: Hector Matthews – diversity, inclusion and the Treaty

The health sector needs to be ‘deliberate and bold’ in improving its performance in meeting the health needs of Māori, argues Hector Matthews.

Editorial: Racial bias must not decide fate of premature babies

New Zealand is not alone in trying to combat racism in neonatal services.

New campaign to boost mammograms and smears

A new website and Facebook campaign has been launched to encourage women to have regular smear tests and mammograms.

Kids to wear cameras in University of Auckland study of ‘healthy’ marketing

Portable cameras have revealed how our kids are exposed to junk food advertisements nearly 30 times each day, fuelling concerns over how marketing might be contributing to New Zealand's childhood obesity epidemic.

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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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