Diseases and conditions

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

In this section

  • Learn what we’re doing in New Zealand to combat antimicrobial resistance. Read more
  • New Zealanders expect to receive high-quality, timely cancer treatment regardless of who they are and where they live. The Ministry is developing a national work plan that puts equity first and enables national consistency in access to treatment. Read more
  • Information on reducing the spread of carbapenem-producing enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in health care facilities. Read more
  • This section contains the online chapters from the Communicable Disease Control Manual. The manual describes standard practice for public health services to follow for the prevention and control of notifiable diseases. Read more
  • Diabetes information for health professionals. Find out about quality standards for diabetes care, access criteria for insulin pumps, and the Diabetes Care Improvement Package. Read more
  • The latest information on Ebola. Read more
  • The Ministry is leading a cross-agency approach to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and ensure those people with FASD and their family/whānau live the best possible lives. 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 about the 2022/23 outbreak of Hepatitis A associated with frozen berry consumption. Read more
  • Hepatitis C is a viral infection affecting approximately 50,000 New Zealanders. This section provides information on work to improve hepatitis C treatment services in New Zealand. Read more
  • Information for health professionals, including HIV testing in health care settings, and links to research and publications. Read more
  • Long-term conditions (LTCs) can be defined as any ongoing, long term or recurring conditions that can have a significant impact on people’s lives. 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
  • Information about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) which is caused by a coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Read more
  • Information for health professionals on meningococcal disease, a serious illness that can cause meningitis or septicaemia. Read more
  • Mpox (monkeypox) is a viral disease that can be transmitted by close contact with skin lesions, body fluids (eg, saliva), respiratory droplets and contaminated materials. Read more
  • A list of the diseases that are notifiable to the Medical Officer of Health. Read more
  • Information about obesity in New Zealand, and the Ministry's work in this area. Read more
  • Pressure injuries (also known as bedsores or pressure ulcers) are a preventable cause of harm affecting people of all ages receiving care in hospital, residential care and in the community. Read more
  • This section provides publications and resources relating to tuberculosis control in New Zealand. Read more
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