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  • Media release
    09 December 2015
    Additional border screening of travellers who have recently been in Sierra Leone has been lifted, with the country recently declared Ebola-free Read more
  • Media release
    04 December 2015
    The number of babies dying suddenly in their sleep continues to fall. Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014.  Read more
  • Media release
    04 December 2015
    The internationally recognised cancer researcher,  Professor John Potter, has been appointed as Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of Health. Read more
  • Media release
    02 December 2015
    An external inquiry, reporting to the Director of Mental Health, into the management and treatment of community-based Mason Clinic special patient Manjit Singh was announced today by the Ministry of Health. Read more
  • Media release
    04 November 2015
    The draft update to the New Zealand Health Strategy is already attracting international attention. Read more
  • Media release
    19 October 2015
    The Government has today announced a package of initiatives to prevent and manage obesity in children and young people. The package provides targeted interventions for those who are obese, increased support for those at risk of becoming obese and broad approaches to make healthier choices easier for all New Zealanders. Read more
  • Media release
    24 September 2015
    A new measure of safety and quality in New Zealand’s hospitals has been released today. Read more
  • Media release
    17 September 2015
    The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Environmental Protection Authority and Ministry for the Environment have been working together to understand the risks involved with asbestos in crayons and whether the issue is present in New Zealand. Read more
  • Media release
    06 August 2015
    New Zealand is experiencing a normal flu season to date. Latest surveillance data from ESR indicates cases in 2015 are just above a moderate level, and may move higher yet. Read more
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