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UN health agency responds to Ebola spike

Sat, 23 May 2015 12:19:29 +1200 | UN News

UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau More >>

Health services for Palestine refugees extended

Sat, 23 May 2015 12:16:04 +1200 | UN News

20 May 2015 – A newly published report by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ( UNRWA ) spotlights improved health services being delivered to millions in five fields across the Middle East, despite pronounced ...More >>

Being Pro-Voice

Sat, 23 May 2015 11:39:25 +1200 | David Swanson

The abortion debates is the last place I would have looked for inspiration in methods of handling the major political and social problems of the world. Politically I've always thought of abortion -- the topic of abortion, that is -- as part of a fraud. ...More >>

UN casts Israel as world's worst violator of health rights

Sat, 23 May 2015 10:55:39 +1200 | UN Watch

Israel's army team of medics recently treated 1,600 victims of the Nepal earthquake. More >>

Guild disappointed but not surprised at lack of funding

Fri, 22 May 2015 19:53:49 +1200 | Pharmacy Guild

Guild disappointed but not surprised at lack of funding allocated to pharmacy in Budget 2015 More >>

Less than healthy outlook for health sector

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:31:34 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Funding for the health sector in Budget 2015 falls well short of expectations and will do little more than meet current demand, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.More >>

Speech: Dunne - ‘Ethics in Practice’ Conference

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:15:09 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tena koutou katoa, good morning, and thank you for the invitation to speak today at the opening of the Research Ethics conference in New Zealand, Ethics in Practice, held here at Otago University.More >>

Kiwis Desperate for Bowel Cancer Screening Roll-Out

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:21:19 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Bowel cancer screening does not need more trial funding – it needs a national roll-out, says New Zealand First. “The government’s decision to fund only an extension to the bowel cancer screening trial is weak and irresponsible,” says Spokesperson ...More >>

A time to act: Implementation Solutions

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:02:08 +1200 | PHO Alliance

The PHO Alliance is today presenting the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Jonathan Coleman, with a copy of its latest publication A time to act: Implementation solutions. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

Fri, 22 May 2015 09:50:08 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked. There’s actually a plan for the national economy? Who knew? And its been working for whom, exactly? Not for families in poverty, clearly. ...More >>

Anti-euthanasia campaigner to visit New Zealand next week

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:28:41 +1200 | Euthanasia Free NZ

Dr Kevin Yuill, author of Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case against Legalization and anti-euthanasia campaigner from the UK, is visiting New Zealand next week for two days. He will give public lectures in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington and is ...More >>

Surgeons support stricter controls on quad bikes

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:21:54 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Surgeons support stricter controls on quad bikes New Zealand surgeons are urging the Government to ban the use of quad bikes by children under the age of 16, following comments by the Children’s Commissioner that voluntary guidelines are not working.More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team


Budget 2015 robs Peter to pay Paul

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:31:32 +1200 | NZNO

This years’ Budget does not provide enough funding to meet the health needs of New Zealanders, say nurses. More >>

Palliative care funds and services must filter to rural area

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:10:14 +1200 | Health Promotion Agency

“Elective surgery, more bowel cancer screening and additional palliative care funding are the health highlights in today’s Budget and are all commendable initiatives, but we need to ensure that funds and services filter through to rural communities,” ...More >>

Local league clubs setting smokefree example

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:02:19 +1200 | Tui Ora

Taranaki’s sports fields are the latest venue for the smokefree message as advocates encourage the junior rugby league community to get behind World Smokefree Day on May 31.More >>

Budget Prevents Doctors from Graduating

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:44:03 +1200 | New Zealand Medical Students' Assn

The release of Budget 2015 confirms the fears of medical students with future hopes of joining the medical workforce in New Zealand. They won't have the opportunity to finish their degrees. A Medical degree in New Zealand requires 6 years of study, ...More >>

Government fails - again - to invest in health workforce

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:31:22 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government has failed, yet again, to use its Budget to invest in the health workforce which is the prime source of maintaining and improving the quality of patient care. This leaves hospital specialists to wonder what services might be compromised ...More >>

College of Public Health Medicine applauds Budget 2015

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:04:17 +1200 | College of Public Health Medicine

College of Public Health Medicine applauds Budget 2015 measures The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) has welcomed the Budget 2015 announcements about additional investment in bowel cancer screening and the expansion of urban ...More >>

$2.1m for rangatahi Māori suicide prevention

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:38:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Budget provides $2.1 million of new operating funding for rangatahi Māori suicide prevention, Māori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell says.More >>


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