Welcome to the New Zealand Ministry of Health

The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders

Using social media to help fight flu

Help us find out how you use social media when you're sick. Read more about the survey.

Take the survey


Care and support workers' pay equity comes into effect

Government's $2 billion pay equity settlement for 55,000 care and support workers in New Zealand's aged and disability residential care, and home and community support services around the country came into effect on 1 July.

Read more about what this means for employees and providers.


Think FAST - think Stroke

A stroke can happen to anyone, anytime. It could be someone you know, someone next to you.

Know the signs. Think FAST.

Face: Is it drooping on one side?

Arm: Is one arm weak?

Speech: Is it jumbled, slurred or lost?

Time to call 111.

A stroke is an emergency. If you see ANY of these signs call 111 to give someone a better chance of recovery.

Know the signs of stroke. Think FAST.

Know the signs of stroke - and what to do.


Healthy Ageing Strategy implementation under way

Achieving the goals set out in the Healthy Ageing Strategy requires the commitment and participation of many people working across the health system.


Mental health services – where to get help

We all face challenges to our mental health at various times in our lives. The way we’re feeling can change how we think and how we deal with tough times.

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