Diseases and conditions

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

In this section

  • Learn about the monitoring and control of antibiotic resistant bacteria in New Zealand. Read more
  • The Ministry’s national work programme provides a strategic focus for cancer control and for system-wide improvements to 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 (but not mosquitoes normally found in New Zealand). It is a notifiable disease. Read more
  • Find out about diabetes and related conditions, access criteria for insulin pumps, and the Diabetes Care Improvement Package. Read more
  • Confirmed and suspected cases of ebola virus disease (EVD) have been, and are continuing to be reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Read more
  • Information about work in progress for improving hepatitis treatment services in New Zealand. Read more
  • Information for health professionals, including on HIV testing in health care settings, research and publications, the AIDS New Zealand newsletter and more. Read more
  • Influenza is a significant public health issue – find out about the annual immunisation programme, pandemic planning and response, 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
  • Information for health professionals on meningococcal disease, a serious illness that can cause meningitis or septicaemia. 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