A voice for women's health


The Auckland Women’s Health Council publishes a newsletter each month.
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May-June Edition Contents
Dr Ashley Bloomfield – Director General of Health
Delays in Changes to the NCSP
Cervical Cancer in New Zealand
Abortion Law Reform  
Research Improving Outcomes for New-borns and their Mums
Update on Changes to Cervical Screening Register
April Edition Contents
David Clark Appoints New DHB Chairs
Nurses and Midwives
Changes to the Cervical Screening Register
Abortion Supervisory Committee Report 2017
Māori and Pasifika Disparities in Breast Cancer

February-March Edition Contents
The HDC Annual Report
A Health System in Crisis
The Midwifery Crisis
The Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) Review of the Ministry of Health
Acting Chairs Appointed to the Metro DHBs

January Edition Contents:

Surgical Mesh: a health crisis (full article available now on the Surgical Mesh page)
Consent, Culture and the Consumer Experience: the 2017 HDC Conference
Changes Afoot
     Resignation of Chai Chuah, Director General of Health
The New Ministerial Advisory Group
Who Has Political Oversight of Our Health System? 
Lester Levy Resigns as Chair of Metro DHBs
Mental Health Inquiry

September Edition - Lynda's Newsletter
This edition of the newsletter is a special tribute to Lynda Williams. 
Remembering Lynda

May-June Edition

PHARMAC rejects funding for sanitary products      
Young Women and Breast Cancer
AWHC Annual Report  
Are NZ Primary Schools Ready for Early Puberty?
Worries and Warm Fuzzies 
Mammograms: Are we over-diagnosing small tumours?
Review of the National Ethics Advisory Committee
Health and National’s May Budget
Health Policy for the Upcoming Election

March-April Edition

Big Shoes to Fill: changing of the guard
HDC Consultation on Non-Consensual Research: informed consent and medical experiments
HPV Vax for Boys: changes to the HPV vaccine schedule
Still a Long Way to Go: informed consent and medical experiments... again!
Over-the-Counter Contraceptives
Abortion Supervisory Committee Report 2016
Sad Loss of Breast Cancer Network

February 2017

A review of Ron Jones’ book “Doctors in Denial.” 
An apology from RANZCOG at the book launch 
Breast implants linked to a rare form of cancer



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