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Interim Health NZ offering to address pressures on primary care

Interim Health NZ is listening to concerns from Primary Care and has offered a number of measures to address funding pressures on general practice.

AstraZeneca welcomes Gov't commitment to improving equity of access

AstraZeneca New Zealand welcomes today’s release of the Pharmac Review Final Report and the Government’s commitment to improving equity of access to life-saving cancer medicines and increasing investment in screening and other services, as part of health system reform to improve health outcom

John Kirwan embarks on landmark mental health challenge

All Blacks legend Sir John Kirwan has partnered with Land Rover on a landmark drive across Aotearoa to raise awareness for mental health - with an ambition to raise enough money to roll out Mitey to 40 more schools, benefitting 11,000 New Zealand kids. 

Pharmac Review important first step, shows medicines crisis is real - Roche

Roche Products (New Zealand) General Manager Alex Muelhaupt today congratulated the Pharmac External Review Committee and the Government for their courage in identifying shortcomings in Pharmac’s operations and their intention to improve them, particularly in regard to equity of health outcomes

Maori scholarship programme opens for its second round of applications - DHB

The second tranche of applications for MidCentral DHB’s Maori Scholarship programme opens on 1 June 2022. The scholarship programme includes two intakes per annum to ensure we capture students who start their study mid-year.

Cancer Control Agency welcomes the release of the Pharmac Review Panel’s final report

Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency, welcomes the recommendations related to cancer medicines in the Pharmac Review Panel’s final report.

Aphasia New Zealand Celebrates 15 year Anniversary with a world first

Aphasia New Zealand is marking its 15th year of supporting people living with and affected by Aphasia by employing the world’s first full time Community Aphasia Advisor.

For good health this winter, 'look to seasonal vegetables for immunity support'

As the cold weather sets in across Aotearoa, thoughts turn to how we can keep ourselves healthy, therefore the arrival of locally grown, tasty winter vegetable crops couldn’t come at a better time.

Heart Foundation celebrates 15 years of work with food companies

The Heart Foundation is celebrating the continuing impact of the food reformulation programme which has supported food companies to remove salt (sodium) and sugar levels from key food categories.

Bay of Plenty 'welcomes winter wellness initiative'

Stay well this winter, says the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB). The organisation is supporting a nationwide push to focus on wellbeing through a Winter Wellness activation beginning today, the first day of winter.