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Negotiations For International Instrument On Pandemic Preparedness Must Be Guided By Human Rights: UN Experts

Sat, 21 May 2022 13:37:51 +1200 | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (20 May 2022) – A group of UN human rights experts* has urged States to ensure that ongoing multilateral negotiations on a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and recovery is grounded in human rights. As the 75th Session ...More >>

Far From The Promise Of Endgame, Tobacco Epidemic Continues

Fri, 20 May 2022 19:17:49 +1200 | CNS

Tobacco industry-propelled epidemic of tobacco-caused diseases and untimely deaths continue to plague human development. Despite significant progress on tobacco control, endgame of tobacco - which is a human rights and social justice imperative - is not ...More >>

2022 Budget - Was The Retired Community Ignored Or Forgotten?

Fri, 20 May 2022 12:11:50 +1200 | Lifetime Retirement Income

Are you receiving NZ Superannuation?  If you are, then no, you are not one of the 2.1 million Kiwi’s getting the $350 cost of living supplement announced in the 2022 Budget. If you hold a Gold card the extension of the half priced public ...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 >>

First Polio Outbreak In 30 Years Declared In Mozambique

Thu, 19 May 2022 06:26:10 +1200 | UN News

Health authorities in Mozambique declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus on Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country’s north-eastern Tete province, had contracted the disease. This marks the second imported case of wild poliovirus in ...More >>

Ending COVID-19 And Preparing For The Next Pandemic Threat Could Take Years At The Current Pace Of Change

Thu, 19 May 2022 05:42:25 +1200 | Christine McNab

Former Independent Panel Co-Chairs Call on Political Leaders to Urgently Bring Fragmented Reform Efforts Together GENEVA, NEW YORK –18 May 2022 One year after the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response recommended an urgent, evidence-based ...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 >>

Commonwealth Health Ministers Unite On Post-COVID-19 Health Agenda

Wed, 18 May 2022 10:21:05 +1200 | The Commonwealth

The 34th edition of the Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting (CHMM) opened today with a call from ministers for governments to build sustainable and resilient health systems that can withstand future crises and advance Universal Health Coverage (UHC) ...More >>

Assistive Technology: A ‘Life Changer’ For Those Most In Need

Tue, 17 May 2022 06:52:37 +1200 | UN News

Almost one billion people with disabilities and older persons are being denied access to assistive technology, according to a UN report published on Monday, calling on governments and industry to fund and prioritize access. Produced jointly by the World ...More >>

Commonwealth Health Ministers To Discuss Post-COVID Priorities At Annual Meeting

Tue, 17 May 2022 06:37:50 +1200 | The Commonwealth

Ministers of Health from the Commonwealth are set to meet on the 17th and 19th of May for their annual meeting to discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery efforts On 17th May, health ministers of the 54 member states of the ...More >>

New Lifestyle & Cooking Programme Significantly Helps Participants’ Health & Wellbeing

Mon, 16 May 2022 10:56:23 +1200 | Pegasus Health

All participants in a pilot of Pegasus Health’s new lifestyle and cooking programme in the Pacific community lost body fat – with the majority also improving on key health and wellbeing measures such as lower cholesterol and more social connection. ...More >>

“Every Moment Is Quite Precious”: Sharing Life Stories For Hospice Awareness Week

Mon, 16 May 2022 06:27:35 +1200 | Hospice NZ

Hospice New Zealand is launching a campaign today to help raise awareness about the value of hospice care. The campaign Share our Life Stories portrays hospice staff; a music therapist, clinical psychologist, biographer and volunteer; sharing their ...More >>

‘Coalition Of The Willing’ To Ensure Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems

Sat, 14 May 2022 19:56:46 +1200 | UN News

Ensuring everyone has access to a healthy diet is among the goals of a UN-backed initiative launched on Friday in line with efforts to transform food systems globally.  The Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for all ( ...More >>

What Do You Know About ME? World ME Day Asks You To Learn More

Fri, 13 May 2022 18:36:49 +1200 | Learn from ME

Post-infectious diseases like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Long COVID are more common and much more serious than most people realise. These illnesses can devastate the lives of those affected and their whānau, and there is no effective treatment ...More >>

Will You #LearnFromME This May 12?

Fri, 13 May 2022 18:35:08 +1200 | ANZMES

May 12 is World ME Day. This year, the Learn From ME global campaign acknowledges that people with ME/CFS are experts of their own illness experience. They have a lot to offer those experiencing Long COVID through insights, treatment plans that ...More >>

Signing Vape Bill Will Ensure Legacy For Philippine President

Fri, 13 May 2022 16:21:32 +1200 | CAPHRA

“Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will create an enduring legacy by signing the Vape Bill into law before he leaves office, and we are confident he’ll do just that,” says Peter Dator, President of consumer group Vapers PH and CAPHRA member. ...More >>

WHO Ready To Support DPR Korea Battle COVID-19 Infections

Fri, 13 May 2022 06:33:04 +1200 | UN News

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it is committed to helping the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), respond to COVID-19, after its first declared infection was reported in the media there. Responding to a question ...More >>

Green List Infuriates Physiotherapists

Fri, 13 May 2022 06:17:00 +1200 | Physiotherapy New Zealand

Physiotherapy New Zealand is incredulous that physiotherapists have been left off the government’s Green List which aims to make it easier for employers to hire and attract overseas professionals. Chief Executive Officer Sandra Kirby says there ...More >>

Strong Momentum Across Local Government For Alcohol Law Change

Thu, 12 May 2022 18:36:16 +1200 | Alcohol Healthwatch

Whanganui and Hamilton City Councils vote to support MP Chle Swarbrick’s Private Members’ Bill The Bill seeks to empower community voices to address local alcohol availability and reduce the harm from alcohol sponsorship of sport Whanganui District ...More >>


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