Diseases and conditions

This section provides information about the Ministry’s work in relation to diseases and conditions.

In this section

  • Some strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria are well-established in New Zealand. This section provides information about the monitoring and control of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Read more
  • The Ministry leads a national work programme which provides a strategic focus for cancer control, and for system-wide improvements across the spectrum of cancer services. Read more
  • Publications and resources relating to cardiovascular disease in New Zealand. Read more
  • Chikungunya is a febrile viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes. The mosquitoes that are able to transmit Chikungunya virus are not normally found in New Zealand, therefore Chikungunya should only be considered in people who have recently travelled overseas. Read more
  • The New Zealand diabetes rate has slowly increased over the last 15 years. Find out about diabetes and diabetes-related conditions, the access criteria for insulin pumps and the Diabetes Care Improvement Package. Read more
  • Information about work in progress for improving hepatitis treatment services in New Zealand. Read more
  • Information for health professionals on HIV and AIDS in New Zealand. It includes answers to frequently asked questions, recommendations for HIV testing of adults in health care settings, research and publications, and the AIDS New Zealand newsletter. Read more
  • Influenza is a significant public health issue in New Zealand. This section has information on the Ministry's pandemic planning and response, the annual immunisation programme, and antiviral treatment. Read more
  • Information and resources for health professionals on measles symptoms and what to do if measles is suspected. Includes posters to help make people aware of measles. Read more
  • Since December 2013, cases of measles have been reported in New Zealand. Find out more about the current outbreaks. Read more
  • Meningococcal disease is a serious illness, causing meningitis or septicaemia. This section has questions and answers on the illness, information for health professionals and case numbers. Read more
  • A list of the diseases that are notifiable to the Medical Officer of Health. Read more
  • Important information for Medical Officers of Health, Clinicians and Laboratories about novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Read more
  •  Key facts and statistics about obesity in New Zealand, and information about how obesity is measured. Read more
  • This section provides information about what the Ministry and the health sector are doing to address rheumatic fever in New Zealand. Read more
  • This section provides publications and resources relating to tuberculosis control in New Zealand. Read more
  • This section provides downloadable documents on the policy for the Approval of Yellow Fever vaccinations and Yellow Fever application forms. Read more
  • Zika virus infection is a mild febrile viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes. Read more