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UNICEF Calls on Donor Countries to Vaccinate Every Child

UNICEF Calls on Donor Countries to Vaccinate Every Child

As world leaders prepare to converge on London for the GAVI Alliance* pledging conference next week (June 13), UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund) is calling on donors to fund a global immunization effort to save millions of children’s lives by 2015.

NZ Takes Lead AT UN Meeting On HIV

NZ Takes Lead AT UN Meeting On HIV

For the first time, gay and bisexual men are likely to be prioritised as a group most affected by HIV after a successful push from the New Zealand representative at the UN High Level Meeting that will conclude in New York today.

Drunks In Emergency Affecting Staff And Patients - Study

Drunks In Emergency Affecting Staff And Patients - Study

Research by the University of Otago, Wellington shows that growing numbers of intoxicated people presenting at the Emergency Department of Wellington Hospital verbally and physically abuse staff on a regular basis, and have a negative impact on other patients.

Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers To Quit This Matariki

Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers To Quit This Matariki

Over 120 teenagers united in Wellington’s Civic Square this morning (9 June) to challenge smokers to quit as part of a public this Matariki ceremony organised by Quitline.

Measles Outbreak Highlights Importance Of Immunisation

Measles Outbreak Highlights Importance Of Immunisation

News of a measles outbreak in Auckland has prompted Plunket to restate the importance of immunisation.

DHB Removes Warning For Algal Bloom On Ashley River

DHB Removes Warning For Algal Bloom On Ashley River


The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Ashley River. Warnings for this river were issued on 20 January 2011.

Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers To Quit This Matariki

Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers To Quit This Matariki

Over 120 teenagers will challenge smokers to quit this Matariki as part of a public Dawn ceremony organised by Quitline. This event will take place this Thursday (9 June) from 7:30am-10:00am in Wellington’s Civic Square (wet weather venue, Capital E).

Senior Student Diagnosed With Probable Tuberculosis

Senior Student Diagnosed With Probable Tuberculosis

A senior student at Lincoln High School, Christchurch has been diagnosed with probable Tuberculosis (TB). The student is responding well to treatment and is likely to be back at school in a couple of weeks.

Algal Bloom Warning On Waipara River Lifted

Algal Bloom Warning On Waipara River Lifted

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Waipara River. Warnings for this river were issued on 10 December 2010 and 21 February 2011.

Measles Outbreak In Hawke's Bay

Measles Outbreak In Hawke's Bay

Eighteen cases of measles in Hawke’s Bay, since March, has prompted health officials to urge parents to check their children are fully immunised