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AIDS is a 'human rights issue,' Ban declares

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:43:41 +1200 | UN News

AIDS is a 'human rights issue,' Ban declares, launching major new UN report in Barbados More >>

Ebola: virus resurfaces in Liberia

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 11:44:13 +1200 | UN News

3 July 2015 – In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating ...More >>

Cholera eradication in Haiti will take ‘some years,’

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 11:31:02 +1200 | UN News

30 June 2015 – While some 16,000 new cases of cholera have been reported in Haiti so far this year, the disease is now under control but it will not be eradicated unless improving water and sanitation conditions are given a higher priority by both ...More >>

Bullying leads to Auckland being stripped of ICU training

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 10:17:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Complaints of bullying and harassment by supervisors which have contributed to Auckland’s critical care department losing its training accreditation are further evidence of the appalling culture at executive level, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette ...More >>

Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:34:49 +1200 | Site Safe NZ

Entries are now open for the 2015 Site Safe NZ Construction Health and Safety Awards. More >>

Community Advocate appalled at Suicide Figures

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 16:18:35 +1200 | TeRata Rangi Hikairo

I am deeply saddened by figures released saying that we have had a huge increase in the number of suicides this year. More >>

The time is right for a sugar sweetened beverages tax

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:06:27 +1200 | FIZZ New Zealand

New Zealand doctors and researchers say new evidence about the effectiveness of a sugary drinks tax on reducing childhood obesity, and rising public support, mean the time is right to introduce such a tax in New Zealand.More >>

Diabetes strategy consultation draws to a close

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 10:42:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says work is progressing towards a longterm strategy to help people living with diabetes better manage their health. More >>

Scaling-up HIV testing is critical to end the AIDS epidemic

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 21:17:40 +1200 | UNAIDS

HIV/AIDS programme managers and community groups join hands to strengthen and expand HIV testing More >>

New leaks show Pharmac loser in TPPA negotiation

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 17:13:57 +1200 | Green Party

New leaked documents from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) show that New Zealanders could lose access to affordable medication, said the Green Party today. More >>

"Our" issues

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:14:23 +1200 | UNFPA

Every now and then, the New Zealand Parliamentarian's Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) will have an open hearing, which the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) supports.More >>

Health chickens coming home to roost

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:00:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

News today that Dunedin Hospital has lost orthopaedic training accreditation is a major blow and proves the Government’s prevarication is having devastating consequences, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.More >>

Review of the Medical Council’s statements

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:17:44 +1200 | Medical Council of New Zealand

Review of the Medical Council’s statements on Good prescribing practice and Prescribing drugs of abuse The Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) is currently reviewing its statements on Good prescribing practice and Prescribing drugs of abuse , and ...More >>

Time to wave the white flag on TISA secrecy

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:31:07 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

Less than a month ago, Wikileaks posted 17 documents leaked from the secretive negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). New Zealand is part of the group of countries calling themselves ‘the Really Good Friends of Services’ who are trying to negotiate ...More >>

Newborn hearing screening strengthened

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:20:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says newborn babies across New Zealand are now benefitting from an improved hearing screening programme as a result of the implementation of the 2013 review.More >>

Spray painting company fined for breaching prohibition

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:10:25 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

Nelson-based panel beating and spray painting business L&L Marriott Holdings Limited has been fined $15,000 for breaching a WorkSafe prohibition notice. More >>

Half-Year Drownings up Thirty Percent

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 07:57:12 +1200 | Water Safety New Zealand

Preliminary drowning figures show 61 people have drowned in New Zealand waters so far this year, up a third on the same time last year (46) and the highest year to date toll since 2011. More >>

First country to halt mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 20:00:46 +1200 | UN News

Cuba becomes first country to halt mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis – UN health agency More >>

Minister Refuses to Guarantee Social Bonds

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:26:03 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Fears that the social bonds experiment on the mentally ill will turn into a simple drive to make money were reinforced in Parliament today, says New Zealand First. More >>

Taumata welcome Marita Ranclaud

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:47:27 +1200 | Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust

Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust is pleased to welcome Marita Ranclaud who joined the trust today as the Manager for Excel Rotorua. More >>


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