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Keep up-to-date with health news, research and alerts on our site, as well as our four regular newsletters.

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Rare Disease Day 2024, will be on the very rarest of days - 29 February!

We asked Jaime Christmas from our WOVEN team about her lived experience, why Rare Disorder Month is so important and what you do on 29 February.

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New Zealand Blood Service lifts 'mad cow' (vCJD) restriction

Have you been unable to donate blood or plasma due to mad cow disease? Restrictions at NZBS are lifting from 29 February 2024.

 

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Key findings from the latest New Zealand Health Survey

The annual New Zealand Health Survey results provide valuable information and interesting insights into the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

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Rural telehealth service launched

An after-hours telehealth service by Ka Ora Telecare Limited is now available for people in rural communities across Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Janine Bycroft inducted as Fellow of Health Informatics New Zealand

Health Navigator Charitable Trust and Healthify He Puna Waiora founder and CEO, Dr Janine Bycroft, is now a Fellow of Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ).

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Have you had shingles or chickenpox recently?

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is calling on people who've recently recovered from chickenpox or shingles to make a blood or plasma donation.

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Honouring Whaea Merle Samuels

We are delighted to see the recognition of WOVEN Whaea Merle Samuels’ contribution to healthcare in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

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5 minutes with... Dr Emma Dunning

Meet one of our talented writers and clinical reviewers, Dr Emma Dunning.

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HPV testing for cervical screening

HPV testing will become the primary cervical screening test in Aotearoa New Zealand from 12th September, 2023.

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Don't give up, no matter how hard the struggle!

At Healthify He Puna Waiora, we aspired to make a platform that is not only inclusive, but also readily accessible and easy to use for Māori and Pasifika communities – our website’s primary audiences.

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No data? No worries. Zero.govt.nz has you covered

Browse Healthify He Puna Waiora for free with Zero Data, a government initiative to support all New Zealanders in accessing essential information and digital services for free, on their mobile devices.

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We've had a makeover!

Exciting news! Health Navigator NZ website is today Healthify He Puna Waiora. Find out why we've made the change and what it means for you.

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Tireless work wins Janine Bycroft top GP award

Health Navigator Charitable Trust CEO receives a Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Distinguished Fellowship for outstanding services to the practice of medicine.

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New Zealand Sign Language videos released

A series of health information videos in New Zealand Sign Language has been released to enable the Deaf community to access important health information.

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COVID in the community – Aotearoa e te toa! video animations

A series of COVID care videos produced by Health Navigator Charitable Trust, in partnership with Northland DHB and the Ministry of Health.

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