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Welcome to the PHA – a collective voice for a healthy Aotearoa New Zealand!
The Public Health Association (PHA) is a national membership association with a commitment to health for all.
We provide opportunity for people who share this commitment to
Our vision: health equity in Aotearoa
wish you all the best in this difficult time of lockdown due to the
COVID-19 pandemic. We will try to continue to work and function from
home as normally as we can.
Our Zoom facility is on hand for all branches, caucuses and SIGs to deploy for remote face to face meetings online. Please contact Fiona (email@example.com) or Alyssa (firstname.lastname@example.org) for support to plan your zoom meetings.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - what is it?
Coronaviruses are a large and diverse family of viruses which includes the common cold and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
In January 2020, officials identified a new coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, formerly known as 2019-nCoV). The disease caused by this new virus has been named COVID-19 (CO for the coronavirus family, VI for virus, D for disease and 19 for the year the virus emerged).New Zealand has 589 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. and one death. The Ministry of Health (MoH) says 'With continued vigilance the chance of widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low'.
See MoH's latest media release for a summary of the current status.
New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 4 – Eliminate
'These alert levels specify the public health and social measures to be taken. Nationwide, New Zealand is currently at Level 4 – Eliminate. This means that it is likely that the disease is not contained. See more information about Alert levels.
Find out how to look after your mental health and wellbeing when you have to stay at home.
Health and care workers - expressions of interest for COVID-19 response
We are seeking expressions of interest from health and care professionals who are able and willing to work for a limited amount of time as part of the national strategic approach to managing COVID-19. Find out more'
How to minimise the risk of getting sick
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