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

Feeding your baby

There have been recent reports of a threat to contaminate infant and other formula products with 1080.

If you have any questions about feeding your baby, call Plunketline any time, day or night, on 0800 933 922. If your baby is unwell, call Healthline 24 hours a day on 0800 611 116.

Watch GP Dr Arlene Smyth talk about feeding your baby infant formula.

Learn more about infant formula safety at the Government's Food Protection site.


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B4 School Check

If your child has turned 4, they are due for their B4 School Check now. The B4 School Check is a free health and development check that helps give your child the best start at school. Read more


Information on Ebola


Infant formula contamination threat


Better Public Services

Increasing immunisation rates and reducing rheumatic fever are part of the Government’s 10 Better Public Services results. The Ministry's latest results show record immunisation coverage and a significant reduction in rheumatic fever. Read more

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