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The Smokefree 2025 goal is in danger of receding – will the Ministry of Health’s ‘realignment’ get it back on track?

Public Health Expert May 18, 2015

Professors Richard Edwards, Chris Cunningham, and Janet Hoek; Associate Professors George Thomson and Nick Wilson The Ministry of Health proposes realigning tobacco control services to progress New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal. However, will a ‘realignment’ of existing services ensure the … Continue reading → … Read More

Public Health at the Movies: A Selection of 35 Top Movies

Public Health Expert Apr 07, 2015

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Dr Peter Gallagher We have assembled a collection of 35 high quality movies as part of public health teaching for medical students. In this blog post we detail the movies and reflect on some of the … Continue reading → … Read More

New Zealand doing okay in cancer survival: Results from the largest ever cross-national comparison of cancer survival

Public Health Expert Mar 06, 2015

Professor Tony Blakely, Dr Matt Soeberg and Associate Professor Diana Sarfati Cancer survival estimates for 67 countries have recently been published for 10 cancer sites, in an exhaustive and thorough combined analysis (CONCORD-2). Never before has such a comparable set … Continue reading → … Read More

Possible Strategic Approaches to Achieve the NZ Government’s Smokefree 2025 Goal

Public Health Expert Nov 20, 2014

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Professor Richard Edwards, Associate Professor George Thomson, Frederieke S van der Deen, Dr Cristina Cleghorn, Professor Tony Blakely Previously published NZ-based modelling work has explored business-as-usual trends in smoking prevalence, and the potential roles of interventions … Continue reading → … Read More