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
  • The Ministry’s national work programme provides a strategic focus for cancer control and for system-wide improvements to cancer services. Read more
  • Information on 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
  • 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
  • Hepatitis C is a viral infection affecting over 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 on HIV testing in health care settings, research and publications, the AIDS New Zealand newsletter and more. 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 for health professionals on meningococcal disease, a serious illness that can cause meningitis or septicaemia. Read more
  • Information about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) which is caused by a coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Read more
  • Public health advice to health professionals about mumps. 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.It also provides health professionals with links to current information and to data on the Better Public Services (BPS) target for reduction in fever cases. 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
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