Country Moves to Orange Traffic Light System Tonight in Time for Easter

New Zealand will move to Orange Traffic Light System from tonight Wednesday 13th March 11.59 pm. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced the change this afternoon. This comes as the Ministry…

Access to Preventative Gout Medicine Inequitable for Pasifika

According to a report released today by Pharmac, Pacific peoples health – Gout data insights, data shows that while the prevalence of gout in Pacific people continues to climb, access to…

Expressions of Interest Open Today for new Public Health Advisory Committee

Expressions of interest open today for a new Public Health Advisory Committee of up to seven members who will tackle existing and future health issues affecting New Zealanders. Director-General of…

Pasifika Marketing Agency Among Group Selected to Roll out NZ National Bowel Screening Programme Campaign

Pacific marketing, communications and creative agency Bright Sunday is one of three Aotearoa agencies selected to roll out the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) campaign for the Ministry of Health.…

Health Experts Deployed to Kiribati and Tonga to Assist With COVID-19 Response

The Pacific Community (SPC) deployed a team of health experts from the Public Health Division to support requests made by Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), to assist with its…

Breast Cancer Deadlier for Pasifika, Māori and Young Women Despite Improvements in Survival Rates

Breast cancer remains deadlier for Pasifika, Maori and young women according to the first ever report released yesterday on World Cancer Day by Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Data from Te…

Pasifika Clinicians Encourage Families to Plan and Prepare for Omicron

“Plan and Prepare for Omicron,” is the message from Pasifika Clinicians speaking to members of the Pasifika community tonight in a Ministry for Pacific Peoples and Ministry of Health hosted …

NZ Pasifika Milestone 90% Double Vaccinated

Ministry of Health figures released today show 90% (257,052) of eligible Pasifika in New Zealand have reached the double vaccinated milestone less than two weeks after the rest of the…

First Omicron in MIQ as NZ Hits 90% Double Vaccination

The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield briefed media this afternoon about the first Omicron strain of COVID-19 being detected in New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine. The case came…

Pasifika Students Studying Health and Disablities Encouraged to Apply for Pacific Health Scholarships

Pacific students studying health or disability-related courses are encouraged to apply for a Ministry of Health Pacific Health Scholarship. New Zealand’s Ministry of Health has allocated $1.4 million for next…