More than a million Kiwis have already protected themselves against the flu by immunising. Our first video in a series about getting protected against the flu features Mark McIlroy, whose wife Catherine died from the flu last year.
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
The Government has introduced a new policy, effective from 1 October 2013, which will fund some disabled people to pay a family member to provide personal care and household management. Read more
The Government announced its intention to introduce new controls to manage the health and safety risks from high-power laser pointers. Read more
Social bonds are an innovative way for governments to contract to achieve specific social sector outcomes. The Ministry of Health is leading cross-government work to investigate the value of piloting a social bond in New Zealand. Read more
New Zealand is currently experiencing an outbreak of whooping cough with more than 6700 cases reported since the outbreak began in August last year. Read more