Public health focuses on finding evidence-based ways to prevent disease, prolong life and promote the health of everyone. Therefore the Public Health Association of New Zealand | Kāhui Hauora Tūmatanui (PHANZ) looks for organised ways to:
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Our register will re-open following our Annual General Meeting on 12 December 2023.
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THE IMPERATIVE FOR PEACE AS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
In recognition of the profound impact of armed conflicts on global health, the Public Health Association of New Zealand asserts that the pursuit of peace is an urgent and imperative public health priority. Wars, with their indiscriminate nature, transcend borders and pose substantial threats to the well-being of populations, both human and environmental (1, 2).
PUBLISHED: 19 November 2023
JOINT TRANS-FATS SUBMISSION
The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHANZ) and the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) recently prepared a joint submission on the industrially produced trans fats in processed foods public consultation.
Trans fat is a significant contributor to CVD is industrially produced trans-fat, created when liquid vegetable oils are partially hydrogenated or ‘hardened and are usually found in processed foods. Trans-fat has no known health benefits and is associated with a plethora of health conditions and causes of mortality. This is why the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that any reformulation policies for healthier food and beverages must ensure trans-fat is eliminated.
PUBLISHED: 19 October 2023
2023 EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS
Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā!
We are pleased to share the final election results for this year’s 2023 PHANZ Election to the Executive Council.
We wish to acknowledge Dr Lifeng Zhou for his significant contribution to the Asian Public Health sector and the work of the PHANZ Council over the past 4-years.
The 2023 elected members will be ratified at the upcoming AGM on 12 December 2023.
PUBLISHED: 17 November 2023
Pae Ora: ensuring a healthy future for all – including Asian and Ethnic minorities
Recently, CAHRE held a panel discussion on Pae Ora and Ethnic Minority Health at its National Symposium. The session led to a passionate and wide-ranging discussion involving conference attendees that included health practitioners, service managers, academics, researchers, representatives from government and non-government sectors and communities.