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Update On Capital & Coast DHB Wellington ED Facility

Fri, 20 May 2022 15:00:46 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast DHB says people can remain confident they will continue to receive safe and high quality emergency care when they need it, as plans are made to relocate Te Pae Tiaki Wellington ED to a larger space within the Wellington Regional ...More >>

Inaugural Chinese Medicine Council Of New Zealand

Fri, 20 May 2022 13:20:03 +1200 | Acupuncture NZ

It was announced today that the inaugural Chinese Medicine Council of New Zealand (CMCNZ) has been appointed by the Minister of Health, Hon. Andrew Little. This brings the Chinese medicine profession in under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance ...More >>

More Reports Of Gastro Bug Circulating

Fri, 20 May 2022 10:26:34 +1200 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay health officials are asking people to practice good hand hygiene and stay home if feeling unwell after more reports of a vomiting and diarrhoea bug circulating within the community. Medical Officer of Health Dr Nick Jones said within the past ...More >>

A Step Forward For Biotech In New Zealand

Fri, 20 May 2022 06:25:38 +1200 | South Pacific Sera Limited

19 May “The government has made a pragmatic and future-focused investment in mRNA technology,” says Dr William Rolleston, director of South Pacific Sera in Timaru. Today the government budget announcement included $40.7M over four years for RNA ...More >>

Professional Body Welcomes Funding For Transgender And Intersex Health

Thu, 19 May 2022 19:06:54 +1200 | PATHA

The Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa (PATHA) welcomes today’s Budget announcement of $2.1M over 4 years to improve transgender and non-binary people’s access to primary health care services. “In November 2020, PATHA’s Briefing to ...More >>

Multiple Funding Proposals Being Considered By Pharmac

Thu, 19 May 2022 16:47:11 +1200 | PHARMAC

Pharmac has issued three consultations today on proposals to fund medicines for conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, hormone replacement and HIV. The treatments being considered are estimated to benefit thousands of New Zealanders ...More >>

Muslim Community Leader Anjum Rahman Describes ‘gold Standard’ COVID-19 Healthcare

Thu, 19 May 2022 15:05:47 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Hamilton-based Muslim community leader Anjum Rahman has described the health and welfare support she received after logging her positive COVID-19 test on My COVID Record. In a series of tweets she described the supportive calls from public health, ...More >>

NZDA Budget Day Reaction

Thu, 19 May 2022 15:03:54 +1200 | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) has welcomed the Government’s Budget Day dental commitments. The Government will increase grants from $300 to $1000 to improve dental access for the lowest income New Zealanders. NZDA says that their ...More >>

Telephone Campaign To Support MMR Immunisation Catch-up For 3-5 Year Olds

Thu, 19 May 2022 15:02:15 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato DHB has started a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination telephone campaign for parents of 3-5 year olds who are now overdue for their second MMR vaccination, identifying these children through the National Immunisation Register. The MMR immunisation ...More >>

Pharmac Will Use Biggest Budget Increase Ever To Fund More Medicines For More New Zealanders

Thu, 19 May 2022 14:25:55 +1200 | PHARMAC

Pharmac welcomes the $191 million increase to its pharmaceutical budget over the next two years. It is already working its way through the medicines options for investment (OFI) list, looking at what agreements it can now make with pharmaceutical suppliers. ...More >>

100,000 Cantabrians Have Received Their Flu Jabs So Far This Flu Season

Thu, 19 May 2022 14:24:41 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Getting a flu jab is your best defence against influenza and 100,000 Cantabrians have now received theirs. If you haven’t got yours, it’s important you get a flu vaccination as soon as you can. Influenza is increasing in the community and ...More >>

A Secure Future For New Zealanders’ Health

Thu, 19 May 2022 14:02:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

· Landmark reform: new multi-year budgets for better planning and more consistent health services · Record ongoing annual funding boost for Health NZ to meet cost pressures and start with a clean slate as it replaces fragmented DHB system ($1.8 ...More >>

Investing In Better Health Services

Thu, 19 May 2022 14:02:21 +1200 | New Zealand Government

· Biggest-ever increase to Pharmac’s medicines budget · Provision for 61 new emergency vehicles including 48 ambulances, along with 248 more paramedics and other frontline staff · New emergency helicopter and crew, and replacement of some older ...More >>

ARFNZ And Respiratory Specialists Welcome New Funding For Preventative RSV Medicine

Thu, 19 May 2022 10:34:19 +1200 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand, paediatricians and respiratory specialists are welcoming Pharmac’s decision to widen access to a medication which will help to protect vulnerable infants from a serious respiratory virus this winter. ...More >>

Onychomycosis Treatment Market Is Set To Experience A Significant Growth Of 7% CAGR From 2021 To 2031 - FMI

Wed, 18 May 2022 19:17:24 +1200 | Future Market Insights

Accounting for approximately 12% of the entire fungal infection treatments space, onychomycosis treatment has been witnessing a high prevalence-low awareness scenario over the years. However, gradually increasing awareness about the potential threats ...More >>

ARFNZ Welcomes Research Findings Into New 2 In 1 Asthma Inhaler Combination

Wed, 18 May 2022 13:33:01 +1200 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is welcoming the release of world-leading research showing that a new combination 2 in 1 inhaler, significantly reduces the risk of severe asthma attacks. The recently published study is the latest finding ...More >>

Deaths In New Zealand Lower Than Expected So Far During The Pandemic

Wed, 18 May 2022 12:34:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government has welcomed the release today of StatsNZ data showing the rate at which New Zealanders died from all causes during the COVID-19 pandemic has been lower than expected. The new StatsNZ figures provide a measure of the overall rate of deaths ...More >>

Pre-departure Testing Needs To Go Now

Wed, 18 May 2022 12:23:05 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“Chris Hipkins has admitted that the pre-departure testing regime is making little difference to case and hospitalisation rates in New Zealand, it’s time for pre-departure testing to go,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “I asked the COVID-19 Response ...More >>

Dog Owners Urged To Be Aware Of Canine Cough Symptoms As Outbreak Hits Aotearoa

Wed, 18 May 2022 11:00:22 +1200 | Veterinary Council Of New Zealand

The Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) is reminding dog owners to keep an eye out for symptoms of canine cough in their pets, as the virus is having a resurgence across the country. The clinical name for canine cough (also known as kennel cough) ...More >>

World-First Results In Continued Exploration Of Combination 2 In 1 ‘Rescue’ Inhaler

Wed, 18 May 2022 10:33:34 +1200 | Medical Research Institute of New Zealand

A fixed-dose 2 in 1 combination of salbutamol and budesonide, used as an as-needed rescue medicine, has been shown for the first time to significantly reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks. In the MANDALA trial, patients using the investigational ...More >>


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