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Bryce Edwards’Political Roundup: Behind the junior doctors’ strike

Political Roundup: Behind the junior doctors’ strike by Dr Bryce Edwards Dr Bryce Edwards.Get ready for more industrial action in public hospitals this year. The...

Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Fixing New Zealand’s rotten dental healthcare

Dr Bryce Edwards.Yesterday at their annual conference in Dunedin, the Labour Party adopted a new policy of introducing universal free dental care. This...

Japan’s Kasai nominated as Western Pacific’s next WHO regional director

Japan’s candidate, Dr Takeshi Kasai … elected in spite of strong Pacific campaign over the World Health Organisation (WHO) post for Western...

Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from...

How PNG brought back polio and the key lessons learned

By Jamie Tahana, RNZ Pacific journalist When Max Manape received the confirmation in Papua New Guinea his heart sank. A 22-month-old girl had been...

Raglan Community Radio Interview – Pharmac Drug Change Causes Mental Health Problems

Interview by Raglan Community Radio This morning we talk to Lisa Williams from Pharmac about a change to a generic antidepressant that is causing...

Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

The increasing number of diabetes cases has raised red flags in the health sector, a burden Fiji health authorities hope to tackle through...

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