Second Monkeypox Case Confirmed In New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 11:55 amPress Release: Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health has been notified of a second confirmed case of Monkeypox. The person, who has a record of recent overseas travel, is currently isolating in the Northern region. There is no evidence of community transmission from this case. This case is not … Read more

New Zealand’s First Monkeypox Case In Isolation At Home

Saturday, 9 July 2022, 7:36 pmPress Release: Ministry of Health The Ministry of Health is reporting the first case of Monkeypox in New Zealand The person is in their 30s, lives in Auckland and has recently returned from overseas travel in a country with reported cases of Monkeypox. There are currently 50 countries reporting cases … Read more

New Director for the Suicide Prevention Office

Monday, 27 June 2022, 12:22 pmPress Release: Ministry of Health New Director for the Suicide Prevention Office puts people at the heart of the mahi The Ministry of Health announced today that Matthew Tukaki (Ngāi Te Rangi) has been appointed as the new Director of the Suicide Prevention Office. Acting Deputy Director-General of Mental Health … Read more

There’s a COVID-prevention drug that can protect vulnerable patients. Doctors say not enough people know about it

With terrifying certainty Dr. Eric Hurowitz knew he was especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Even after four vaccines, blood tests showed Hurowitz, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2019, had no antibodies to fight the virus. Months of chemotherapy following a stem-cell transplant had wiped out his immune system. And the constant flow of … Read more

Federal government urged to help people with monkeypox self-isolate

The federal government needs to step in with emergency support for people infected with monkeypox, says a coalition of community-based health advocacy groups. In a letter to Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos sent June 6, the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) — along with 47 other advocacy organizations — called for financial and housing support for confirmed … Read more