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Waikato Surgeon Upset at Surgical Mesh Criticism

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:49 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

A leading Waikato Hospital surgeon says recent publicity about surgical mesh has the potential to detract attention from real clinical issues and undermine public confidence in well-established standards of care.More >>

A miracle treatment for TB is a near possibility

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:37:49 +1200 | CNS

Two years after launching a first of its kind Combination Drug Study for TB treatment in 2010, the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) raised hopes of a novel drug regimen to treat both forms of TB—drug sensitive (DS) and multi drug ...More >>

Rural Health Services Unaffected Despite Sale of Buildings

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:16:50 +1200 | Turanga Health

Turanga Health’s general practice and rural health services will continue despite potential changes to who owns the Te Karaka and Matawai health buildings, says Turanga Health Chief Executive Reweti Ropiha.More >>

UN envoy condemns renewal of heinous Boko Haram attacks

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:00:17 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations envoy for West Africa today strongly condemned the latest killing of civilians reportedly by the Boko Haram group in two Nigerian regions. More >>

UN calls for a stronger response to displacement in Nigeria

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:54:36 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

A forgotten tragedy – UN experts call for a stronger response to internal displacement in Nigeria More >>

Global attention shifts to hepatitis

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:45:49 +1200 | Hepatitis Foundation

World health leaders are turning their attention to hepatitis after New Zealand and 193 countries agreed to proactively address viral hepatitis. More >>

Security Council, UN officials welcome ceasefire

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:29:40 +1200 | UN News

The Security Council and senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation ...More >>

UN Human Rights: Gaza / Occupied Palestinian Territory

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:21:49 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

Statement of the Coordination Committee of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967(*) More >>

UN: Ethiopia faces wave of refugees from South Sudan

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:50:21 +1200 | UN News

South Sudan is the most rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the world today, according to a senior United Nations relief operations official who made an urgent appeal for desperately-needed funding for Ethiopia, which hosts 180,000 mostly women ...More >>

Hospital Abused by Hamas Terrorists Struck by the IDF

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:47:07 +1200 | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman) The IDF has targeted specific sites and terrorists located within the premises of Al-Wafa hospital in Gaza City. This in light of several occasions in which fire was opened at IDF forces from within the hospital grounds, ...More >>

Ban: ‘Appalled’ by attack on school in Gaza

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:28:44 +1200 | UN News

‘Appalled’ by attack on UN-run school in Gaza, Ban urges halt to all fighting 24 July 2014 More >>

'Every TB-HIV case is a public health failure...'

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:15:15 +1200 | Shobha Shukla

So said Helen Ayles. She was quoted by Dr Diane Havlir who was speaking in the plenary of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Diane Havlir who is a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, ...More >>

Break the silos: drug use, HIV, HCV, TB, laws and funding

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:03:19 +1200 | Shobha Shukla

Viet Nam is one of the countries in the world that has made remarkable progress over the last decade in not only making harm reduction and HIV services available and accessible for people who use drugs but also reforming laws for supportive health ...More >>

July 2014 NZ Journal of Physiotherapy out now

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:03:37 +1200 | Physiotherapy New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE 24 July, 2014 New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy out now The following are summaries of items appearing in the July 2014 issue of the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, the official Journal of Physiotherapy New Zealand. The Journal ...More >>

Pink envelopes smooth transition to hospital

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:50:42 +1200 | MidCentral District Health Board

Transferring patient information between aged residential care providers and Palmerston North Hospital emergency services and wards has been made easier with the implementation of a bright ‘pink envelope’ service.More >>

What is Sjogrens Syndrome?

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:55:23 +1200 | Arthritis New Zealand

Today is World Sjogren’s Day, and Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby reminds New Zealanders that Sjogrens is one of the more that 140 different forms of arthritis. More >>

Be Medicinewise This National Pain Week

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:28:40 +1200 | NPS MedicineWise

This National Pain Week (21 – 27 July 2014), NPS MedicineWise is urging people living with pain to know how to use pain relieving medicines safely, and to have a conversation with their health professional about both the type and dose of pain ...More >>

St John is New Zealand’s Most Trusted Charity

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:33:08 +1200 | St John

St John is proud to announce it has been voted the Most Trusted Charity in the highly competitive and respected Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Awards. In a double endorsement, paramedics also came second in the Most Trusted Professions category ...More >>

National Conference –“Prostate Partners – Working Together”

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:32:54 +1200 | Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s National Conference will be held in Wellington and a number of significant speakers are involved, including Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall.More >>

Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:29:32 +1200 | Embassy of Israel in Wellington

The Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip: Movement of goods and people through the crossingsMore >>


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