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The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders
Dr Darren Hunt, Director of Public Health and Professor John Crump, Centre for International Health, University of Otago discuss the extremely low risk of Ebola arriving and spreading in New Zealand. Read more
Progress on the Better Public Services targets
‘Stop Before You Start’ is a new anti-smoking campaign aimed at young adults, who are at risk of taking up smoking.
Research shows that young adulthood is a key time for establishing smoking behaviours, with a large number of New Zealand’s young adults smoking in social settings despite not identifying as smokers. These young adults run the risk of becoming addicted daily smokers.
It is the first time an anti-smoking campaign has specifically targeted this age group. To find out more, visit the Stop Before You Start website.
From 1 July 2014, the Medicines Amendment Act 2013 and Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2014 come into effect. Read more
The Immunisation Handbook is now in its sixth edition. Updates to this edition include recommendations for during pregnancy and lactation, immune-deficient individuals, immigrants and refugees, and more.
The handbook now includes an epub version for tablets and smart phones.
If you or someone you know is experiencing problems giving up psychoactive substances, find out how to get help.
Health services, police and schools can find advice on helping people worried about withdrawal in our factsheets.
For more information on the regulations see Psychoactive substances.
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Analysis of Submissions - Potential change of district health board for Wharekauri, Rēkohu, Chatham Islands29 July 2014
Media release19 August 2014
Media release10 August 2014
Ministry of Health seeks world-class contractor for one of New Zealand’s largest-ever hospital projectsMedia release01 August 2014
Media release17 July 2014
News article03 July 2014