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Human Rights disability commissioner appointed

Human Rights disability commissioner appointed

Justice Minister Simon Power and Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia have today announced the appointment of Paul Gibson as a part-time Human Rights Commissioner responsible for disability issues.

Policy must be measured by income inequality

The Public Health Association Conference has heard a call for the government to establish an income inequality framework through which to measure all proposed policy.

Waikato DHB's Dallas Honey is the 2011 Public Health champion

A "tireless" public health worker with the Waikato District Health Board, Dallas Honey, was tonight named Public Health Champion for 2011.

Save the Children welcomes PHA views

Save the Children welcomes PHA views

A presentation at the Public Health Association conference yesterday by Massey University's Dr John Waldon, focused on integrating children and young people's views into health planning and service delivery, is a welcome perspective, says Save the Children New Zealand.

Ground breaking training for rural GPs and nurses

Health Minister Tony Ryall and Education Minister Anne Tolley have launched a partnership with the Universities of Auckland and Otago that will train more doctors and nurses and other health professionals at Gisborne and Whakatane Hospitals.

Blue September launches with promise from dads

The Prostate Cancer Foundation's Blue September campaign launched last night at SKYCITY with one clear message: 'Dad's, get checked for your kids.'

Prestigious awards in psychology

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) -the largest membership association for psychologists in New Zealand), offers awards for excellence in practice and research related to psychology and social justice issues.

Flu vaccine a good match this year

Virus specialist Dr Lance Jennings says that all three types of influenza virus currently in circulation (pandemic H1N1 09 (swine flu), H3N2 and B virus) are covered by the 2011 seasonal influenza vaccine.

New dialysis unit for Whakatane

Health Minister Tony Ryall today opened a new dialysis unit at Whakatane Hospital giving patients better access to this life sustaining treatment closer to home.

DHB improves on quit smoking target

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has finished the 2010/11 year in a very good position on the national Health Targets board.