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27 Feb 2014
His efforts to improve child health in Northland have been recognised with the 2014 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award. O'Sullivan and his wife Tracy set up the low-cost health clinic Te Kohhunga Whakaora ("The Nest of Wellness"). O'Sullivan has also been instrumental in establishing Manawa Ora Korokoro Ora (Moko) programme, the first...
13 Jan 2014
Lakes District Health Board identified 10 cases of measles over the Christmas/new year period. Three of the 10 people had travelled to Sydney for the 2013 World Supremacy Battlegrounds hip-hop competition with teams from Hamilton and Huntly. Auckland Regional Public Health identified one case of measles, this person had also attended to the hip-...
21 Nov 2013
The story claimed that one of the investigators involved in the clinical trials for Gardasil (Dr Diane Harper) had spoken out against the human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil. Harper denied the claims made by the Daily Express, asserting that her criticism was about marketing of the vaccine in the United States not the safety of the vaccine. Not...
14 Nov 2013
More importantly, immunisation rates for Maori and Pacific children have improved by 50% since 2007 with the number of children being equal to or higher than European children in more than half of the DHBs.  Ryall considers "This is a tremendous result and a tribute to the hard work of general practice teams, Well Child providers, community...
24 Oct 2013
In The Loop is a publication for health professionals developed by IMAC in 2009. It provides extensive information on all aspects of the NZ Immunisation Schedule, but in a way that helps health professionals communicate this information with parents and caregivers. As well as the Schedule itslef there is disease and vaccine specific data, an...