Posted: 27 Apr 2017 06:17 PM PDT
Jonathan Coleman | Health
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the annual Health and Independence report that shows that overall, the health and disability system performs well for most New Zealanders. “Our aim is that New Zealanders live longer, healthier, and more independent lives, and this report shows the progress that has been made,” says Dr Coleman. “Life expectancy, health expectancy, and immunisation rates are outcome measures and all show improvements in this report. ...
Posted: 26 Apr 2017 03:40 PM PDT
Jonathan Coleman | Food Safety
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett have welcomed steps to enhance New Zealand’s ability to respond to the growing global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). “Like other countries, New Zealand has seen a rise in antibiotic resistant infections and it is important that we develop a clear plan to reduce AMR,” says Dr Coleman. “Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective. ...