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Auckland DHB Board "smacks of privilege", the Chair should resign

Matthew Tukaki, Chair of the National Maori Authority has called the actions of the Chair of the Auckland District Health Board and some members an absolute disgrace when it became public that they have taken COVID19 vaccinations ahead of frontline workers and the most vulnerable.

Group 3 vaccine access for people living with HIV in NZ - Body Positive Inc

We are calling on the government of New Zealand to include People living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as part of the group 3 vaccine rollout - people who are at risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.

Applications open for new Consumer Council members

The MidCentral DHB Consumer Council is recruiting new members as it continues to advocate for the involvement of MidCentral communities in the development, design and delivery of services.

Pacific Pharmacists getting out of the Pharmacy and into Pasifika Festival

The Pacific Pharmacists’ Association will have a stand at this year’s Auckland Pasifika Festival at Mt Smart Stadium on 10 and 11 April.

Mental Health Crisis Hub a reality for Hawke’s Bay

Creating a place where people can go when they are experiencing mental health distress, but don’t need emergency department care, is becoming a reality in Hawke’s Bay following the announcement of a mental health crisis hub today.

ProCare General Practices can help fast track Covid-19 vaccine roll out

With less than 1% of New Zealanders having been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far, General Practices can play a key role in the roll out to help ensure a timely completion of the vaccination campaign for the Auckland and Northern region, says the country’s largest Primary Health Organisation (PHO)

Aotearoa New Zealand joins with WHO to eliminate health inequities

This World Health Day, the Ministry of Health is joining the World Health Organization as it calls for action to eliminate health inequities.

Urgent action required on cervical cancer self-swabbing - ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora supports the call for the Ministry of Health to quit stalling the rollout of a life-saving and low-cost measure that will save the lives of many women and improve health equity.

Still no self-referral at Timaru Abortion Service inbox - ALRANZ

Over a year after the passage of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020 made it illegal to require people to have a doctor’s referral in order to receive abortion care, South Canterbury DHB’s Timaru service still does not allow pregnant people to self-refer.

Call for a national emergency healthcare summit - Sir Ray Avery

New Zealand should convene a national healthcare summit to support frontline healthcare workers, especially during the covid pandemic, pharmaceutical specialist Sir Ray Avery says.