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Early diagnosis of drug resistance is crucial to ending TB

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:10:03 +1200 | CNS

Despite being treatable, TB remains a major global public health problem. As Dr Mario Raviglione, Director Global Tuberculosis Programme of WHO, informed, in 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB in; 1.5 million men, women and children died from it; 480,000 ...More >>

Ebola Vaccine Success

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:54:12 +1200 | Aids Health Foundation

Ebola Vaccine Success: AHF Says, “World Must Proceed in All Due Haste and With All Financial Resources Necessary” More >>

Affordable medicines at risk in trade deal

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:45:03 +1200 | Doctors for Healthy Trade

“Once again the pharmaceutical industry is pumping out misleading information, suggesting that there’s no need to worry about price hikes to New Zealand medicines under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)” says Public Health Physician ...More >>

More dollars for training Nurse Practitioners groundbreaking

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:29:43 +1200 | Rural General Practice Network

More health dollars for training Nurse Practitioners ground breaking – NZRGPN chair The announcement by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman that an additional 20 training places would be allocated to Nurse Practitioners next year has been hailed ...More >>

Seminar Series on Family Justice Touches Down in Blenheim

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:22:39 +1200 | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) and Ebborn Law are inviting providers who deal with domestic violence, and the wider social services and government sector, to a free workshop in Blenheim to review the changes to the Family Justice System.More >>

Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:16:38 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A legal challenge to the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations will be launched in the High Court next week. More >>

Achieving Patient-Centred Care Or Floccinaucinihipilfication

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:15:21 +1200 | ASMS

Thank you for the opportunity to address you again. As always my comments are personal observations, although in broad terms at least I believe they are consistent with the Association’s view on the matters discussed. In this address I would like to ...More >>

More than 1.2m flu vaccine doses distributed

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:32:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has reached its target of immunising 1.2 million New Zealanders with the influenza vaccine this year. More >>

New premises for Auckland addiction service

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:34:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened the new premises for Auckland’s Odyssey House alcohol and drug treatment service. “Addiction issues affect not only the individual but also their family and friends. Providing quality and timely ...More >>

Patients to receive text reminders

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:42:59 +1200 | West Coast District Health

Patients to receive text reminders The West Coast District Health Board will send out reminder texts to patients with specialist appointments from next week. Where the DHB has not received confirmation from a patient that they will attend an appointment ...More >>

Lecretia Seales' Family Will Not Appeal Decision

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:19:50 +1200 | Lecretia's Choice

The family of Lecretia Seales has decided not to appeal the High Court decision in the case of Seales v. Attorney General released to the public by Justice Collins last month on June 5th. Ms Seales passed away several hours after her family received ...More >>

Waikato concerns over new national Tb plan proposal

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:31:19 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it is concerned proposed changes to the national plan for managing tuberculosis (Tb) in cows may be somewhat hypocritical when it comes to the Waikato.More >>

It’s time for action on Hepatitis C in New Zealand

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:01:12 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

“It’s time for action on Hepatitis C in New Zealand”– Hepatitis C can be eliminated. More >>

$846,000 for more nurse practitioner trainee

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:17:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government is committing $846,000 to support an additional 20 nurse practitioner trainees in 2016. More >>

More food activist research from Auckland University

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:28:09 +1200 | Food and Grocery Council

The latest research from Auckland University on packaged foods in New Zealand supermarkets is another disappointing example of food politicking dressed up as academic research, says NZ Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich.More >>

Time to listen to workplace victims’ families

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:01:20 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. “John Key promised the families of the ...More >>

Mobile surgical services contract extended

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:51:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the renewal of the mobile surgical services contract will help ensure rural patients continue to receive the care they need. More >>

TPP Leak: SOE Issues for Ministerial Guidance

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:26:28 +1200 | Wikileaks

Today, 29 July 2015, WikiLeaks releases a secret letter from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP or TPPA) Ministerial Meeting in December 2013, along with a comprehensive expert analysis of the document.More >>

Southern DHB get behind Māori Language Week

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:47:10 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB Tautoko Te Wiki o Te Reo (Southern DHB get behind Māori Language Week) More >>

TPPA implications for PHARMAC raise serious concerns

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:43:20 +1200 | Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) is extremely concerned by the potential implications of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement for people with multiple sclerosis.More >>


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