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

Clinicians’ Challenge - transform tomorrow!

Dr Hong Sheng Chiong, one of the 2015 winners.
Clinicians' Challenge 2015 winner Dr Hong Sheng Chiong examining a patient with his retinal device, which attaches to a smartphone.

The Clinicians’ Challenge 2017 seeks entries for innovative healthcare technology that will improve today and transform tomorrow. Find out more.

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E-cigarette changes proposed

The Government is planning to change the law regulating e-cigarettes. Proposed changes include legalising the sale and supply of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid as consumer products, while moving to regulate such products. Read more about the proposed changes.

New Zealand Health Symposium 2017

Symposium logoThe New Zealand Health Symposium brought together many people at the forefront of health and social services delivery to focus on how new technology and innovation will revolutionise the way healthcare is both delivered and experienced. Find out more.

Better public services results update

The Ministry of Health leads work on result 3 working closely with DHBs and the health sector to increase infant immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of rheumatic fever.

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