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Apprentice develops pūrākau to address mental illness stigma and discrimination

Stigma and discrimination against people with mental distress or illness is still very much a problem and people’s negative view of those with a mental illness often comes from a lack of understanding. People...

Physiotherapy’s vital role in treating long COVID

As more about the effects of long COVID is learnt, it is apparent that cardio-respiratory physiotherapists have an essential role in helping people recover from the virus, a University of Otago physiotherapy specialist says. Dr...

New Zealand Red Cross continues to provide essential services under COVID-19 Alert Level 4

New Zealand Red Cross is continuing to deliver essential services to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Our nationwide Meals on Wheels service continues to operate with New Zealand Red Cross teams...

Tracking COVID-19 and variants of concern in wastewater around the globe

An international team of researchers led by the University of Otago and Western University, Canada, is investigating how wastewater can provide an accurate picture of COVID-19 cases in a population and detect emerging variants...

“We have been warned” – preparing now to prevent the next pandemic

COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic is the aspirational title of the recently released report by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.1 This panel, co-chaired by Helen Clark and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was...

New Zealanders urged to consider careers in care and support

The vast majority of New Zealanders believe people working in community support roles are important to society but less than half of New Zealanders would recommend it to family as a career, according to new research.

New Chair of Rural Health to be established

The University of Otago is establishing a Chair of Rural Health as part of its commitment to improving health outcomes across Aotearoa New Zealand. Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences, Professor Paul Brunton, says...

More use of advanced practitioners needed to ease primary health care pressures, says researcher

A Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researcher is calling for more funding and better use of advanced practitioners to reduce pressures on Aotearoa New Zealand’s primary health care system. Dr Tara Officer, a postdoctoral...

Study reveals primary healthcare enrolment gap

There are 300,000 people in Aotearoa New Zealand not enrolled with a primary healthcare organisation (PHO) and the situation is only likely to worsen as GP shortages grow, say Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of...

Tourism but not as we know it: Ara makes a sustainable commitment

Ara Institute of Canterbury has just signed up to the Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) ‘Tourism Sustainability Commitment’, a publicly-declared commitment towards the active embrace of sustainable operations in New Zealand. The Commitment is a natural...

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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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