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

Annette got active at Round the Bays thanks to a Green Prescription

Green Prescriptions

This year around 50,000 people will receive a Green Prescription referral – support to get more active and eat healthier food.  Find out more about the health benefits of Green Prescriptions.


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Immunisation for older children

Older children and teenagers need immunisations too. If your child is in Year 7 or 8 they may be offered important free immunisations at school. Read more


Better Public Services

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


New videos on knee and hip replacement surgery

Two videos have been produced for people about to undergo hip or knee replacement surgery. Read more


Information on Ebola

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