InfectedNZ Week 21-25 November

Monday, 21 November 2016

Following World Antibiotic Awareness week, Te Pūnaha Matatini have launched a week-long conversation about the health, social, economic, and environmental impacts of infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 Welcome to InfectedNZ!








InfectedNZ, an online campaign running from November 21-25, is set to spread the message about the impacts of infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance in Aotearoa New Zealand with a series of data-driven blog posts and social media conversations. Read about:

  • The state of the nation by Siouxsie Wiles
  • Infectious diseases in New Zealand by Associate Professor Lance Jennings
  • Infertility: what's it all about by Dr Anita Muthukaruppan and Professor Andrew Shelling
  • HIV prevention in NZ: on a knife edge by Dr Peter Saxon
  • Living with MRSA by Tiff Mora
  • Antibiotic resistance is looming but we can protect the children by Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw
  • The two faces of infectious disease threats by Professor Michael Baker
  • Health Home Project by Nick Pattison
  • 'Gross us out Miss': talking about chlamydia and other STIs with young people by Dr Karen Hoare
  • If only there had been a vaccine by Dr Helen Petousis-Harris
  • Dolphins and infectious diseases: a story of toxoplasmosis by Dr Wendi Roe
  • Antimicrobial use in animals: where do we stand? by Callum Irvine
  • Antibiotics – invented by fungi, harnessed by humans by Peter Buchanan

Te Pūnaha Matatini – ‘the meeting place of many faces’ – is a Centre of Research Excellence hosted by The University of Auckland that will develop methods and approaches for transforming complex data about New Zealand’s environment, economy, and society into knowledge, tools, and insight for making better decisions.