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

Information on Ebola

Video: Dr Darren Hunt, Director of Public Health and Professor John Crump, Centre for International Health, University of Otago discuss the low risk of Ebola arriving and spreading in New Zealand.

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Featured work

Pacific Community Innovations Fund

One-off funding is available to support Pacific community groups to create and put into action their own ideas to improve awareness and help to reduce rheumatic fever. Applications for Auckland groups close 8 December 2014.  Read more


In-between travel settlement

An Agreement which establishes national payments for travel time and travel cost for home and community support workers has been negotiated. The Crown began negotiations with unions, employers and funding agencies in the home and community support sector to find a solution to the issue of travel between clients in 2014.

As well as payment for in-between travel the agreement includes a comprehensive review of the sector and a planned transition to a ‘regularised’ workforce. Read more


Progress on the Better Public Services targets

The latest Better Public Services results show more New Zealand children are being protected from preventable diseases. Read more

State Services Commission updates

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