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Aged Care Pledge Needs Better Target, Says Care Agency

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:55:11 +1200 | Miranda Smith Homecare

Labour’s pledge to set up an aged care working group to address industry concerns is good to see, but appears to skirt the obvious issue of a looming lack of beds and carers for our rapidly growing elderly population, says homecare agency Miranda ...More >>

St John to recruit 158 additional frontline ambulance staff

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:53:19 +1200 | St John

St John to recruit 158 additional frontline ambulance staff in 35 key locations by July 2015 More >>

GPs use mobile tech to support smoking cessation targets

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:16:16 +1200 | Vensa Health

GPs use mobile technology to support smoking cessation targets Practice-patient communications platform, TXT2Remind, allows GPs to take a proactive approach to smoking cessation support Auckland, 20 August 2014 – General Practice (GP) clinics around ...More >>

Social networks key to improving health in NZ

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:43:37 +1200 | Massey University

Turning conventional thinking about health and healthcare on its head by championing social networks is vital if New Zealanders want to improve their health outcomes, and ultimately save the nation money, says a leading public health expert.More >>

End of ceasefire in Gaza

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:59:16 +1200 | Save the Children New Zealand

RENEWED VIOLENCE IN GAZA WILL HAVE A CATASTROPHIC IMPACT ON CHILDREN’S EMOTIONAL STATE The failure of Israeli and Palestinian talks represents a tragic step back for children and civilians who remain caught in the crossfire. While over 370,000 ...More >>

Two new treatments funded for blood disorders and cancers

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:56:03 +1200 | PHARMAC

Up to 400 patients a year are likely to live longer as a result of PHARMAC funding two new medicines. More >>

Kristalina Georgieva statement on World Humanitarian Day '14

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:31:03 +1200 | European Commission

World Humanitarian Day is observed in memory of the victims of the attack on the United Nations' headquarters in Baghdad in 2003 which caused the deaths of 22 people, including the UN Special Representative in Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello. More >>

Libya: Aid reaches civilians displaced by ongoing violence

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:31:47 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations refugee agency said today it has, for the first time, begun sending aid into western Libya from Tunisia to help some of the tens of thousands of people displaced by weeks of fighting in Tripoli.More >>

Iraq: UN humanitarian agencies scaling up efforts

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:36:23 +1200 | UN News

Amidst an expanding displacement crisis in Iraq, several United Nations humanitarian organizations are scaling up efforts to get food and water to people fleeing attacks by the Islamic State (IS).More >>

UN health agency requests exit screening of travellers

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:24:53 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said any persons with an illness consistent with Ebola should not be allowed to travel by air, sea or land from affected countries unless it is part of a medical evacuation, as it also expressed ...More >>

Bidding open for famous Kiwis’ Daffodil Day art

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:00:01 +1200 | ANZ New Zealand

Now’s your chance to have a piece of art created by a famous New Zealander hanging on your wall – all in the name of a very good cause. More >>

Twitter study finds powerful potential

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:27:27 +1200 | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A feasibility study by ESR's Business Intelligence team has shown that combining the data contained in existing fact-based surveillance systems with social media comment could enrich the information that helps inform policy and response decisions.More >>

Rural Women NZ calls for fair deal for rural

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:46:47 +1200 | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand today released its 2014-2017 manifesto, focusing on thirteen areas for action to ensure a fair deal for rural. More >>

In China, Ban urges young people to drive global action

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:31:52 +1200 | UN News

At a special event on the occasion of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged young people everywhere to get involved and engaged in driving global action at this critical time in history.More >>

Ebola: cases, deaths ‘vastly underestimated,’ says UN health

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:38:38 +1200 | UN News

Health workers at Ebola outbreak sites are seeing evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the crisis as they work around the clock to stop the disease from spreading, according to the United Nations World ...More >>

Fatal crash investigation - Boundary Rd, Otara

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:34:53 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A young man is dead and another injured after the driver of a car fled when Police signalled him to stop shortly before 10pm last night. More >>

Council computers retired to Arohanui Hospice

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:48:31 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has donated 20 computer sets to Arohanui Hospice to replace out-of-date computer equipment Hospice staff are currently using. More >>

Savings for DHBs in medical equipment agreement

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:54:54 +1200 | PHARMAC

DHBs will save another $650,000 a year from lower priced wound care and surgery equipment through a new national PHARMAC agreement with a major medical device supplier. More >>

Ebola:UN health agency seeks to allay fears about air travel

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:51:08 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today sought to allay fears amid reports that airlines are suspending flights over the Ebola outbreak by sending out a social media messages with assurances that “unlike infections like influenza ...More >>

Gaza: UN humanitarian partners deliver life-saving aid,

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:06:55 +1200 | UN News

With the latest ceasefire in Gaza holding, United Nations humanitarian partners are delivering life-saving aid and surveying damaged areas to figure out what is urgently needed on the ground. More >>


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