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
  • Information on cardiovascular disease in New Zealand. Read more
  • Chikungunya is a febrile (fever-causing) viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes (but not mosquitoes normally found in New Zealand). It is a notifiable disease. 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
  • The latest information about the COVID-19 coronavirus disease (formerly known as 2019-nCoV). Includes public health advice, signs and symptoms, current cases, advice for travellers and advice for health professionals. Read more
  • Diabetes information for health professionals. Find out about qualtity standards for diabetes care, access criteria for insulin pumps, the Diabetes Care Improvement Package, and the Diabetes Update newsletter. 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
  • 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
  • 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 information on rheumatic fever and how the Ministry led the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme (RFPP) to reduce rheumatic fever. Read more
  • This section provides publications and resources relating to tuberculosis control in New Zealand. Read more
  • This section provides general information about yellow fever and the yellow fever vaccine, the Policy for the Authorisation of Yellow Fever Vaccinators and Vaccination Centres, downloadable forms to apply for or renew authorisation as a yellow fever vaccinator or vaccination centre, and a list of all currently authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in New Zealand. Read more
  • Zika virus infection is a mild febrile viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes. Read more
  • An assessment pathway has been developed for health professionals to help assess and diagnose accelerated silicosis. Read more
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