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Measles exposure on flights - Hutt Valley DHB

Regional Public Health (RPH) is asking passengers on the flights listed below to check if they have been immunised for measles;

- Air New Zealand flight NZ959; Apia to Auckland. Departing Apia on 6/12/19 at 22:17pm and arriving in Auckland at 01:20am on Saturday 7th December

Otago institutions progress plans for a virtual centre for rural health education

Three Otago institutions are working together to improve the future of rural health care in New Zealand, progressing plans for a virtual centre for rural health education.

Midwives petition hits over ten thousand signatures

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition launched a week ago, calling for better support and funding for community midwives. The 10k figure was reached after the first four days.

Aroa Biosurgery appoints experienced Australian-based Director

Aroa Biosurgery Limited (Aroa), a New Zealand-headquartered, privately held soft-tissue repair company has appointed highly experienced Australia-based, Non-executive Director, John Diddams to its Board.

2019 NZ Medical Association's Robinson Award manuscript announced

The New Zealand Medical Association’s 2019 Richard Robinson Award is for the medical research manuscript Childhood predictors of adult adiposity: Findings from a longitudinal study - NZMJ 23 March 2018, Vol 131 No 1472 ISSN 1175-8716

Drop in birth rate as result of miscarriages in 1918 flu pandemic - research

The 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand resulted in thousands of fewer births, particularly in the 1919 year, largely because of miscarriages from influenza infection during pregnancy, researchers have found.

Infant in Hawke’s Bay Hospital with measles

An infant is in isolation, in a stable condition, at Hawke’s Bay Hospital with measles - taking the total to 18 confirmed cases in the region this year.

Clutha Council temporarily suspends fluoridation of water supplies

Council has temporarily suspended fluoridation of water supplies in Balclutha, Kaitangata, Milton and Tapanui for technical reasons.

Hearing the stories of mesh survivors - College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) acknowledges the pain and suffering of New Zealand women who have experienced serious complications from pelvic mesh implants.

Surgical Mesh Restorative Justice Report finally released - Mesh Down Under

"Someone is lying. And no one is taking responsibility"

"We have been treated like guinea pigs."

The Ministry Of Health (MOH) has just published a gut-wrenching report. It includes personal statements like these.