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To date, two oral antiviral agents have been approved in Aotearoa New Zealand for treating COVID-19 in adults who are at increased risk of progressing to severe disease, hospitalisation or death. This article reports on the uptake of these medicines between April 2022 and December 2023, based on dispensing data provided by Te Whatu Ora.

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He Ako Hiringa
26 February 2024

In this webinar, professor Nicola Dalbeth will provide a clinical update on gout, and provide information about new resources for health providers to support effective gout management.

This webinar will be hosted by Mobile Health, Thursday 14 March, 7:00pm - 8:00 pm. 

Click here to register.

19 February 2024

Chronic hepatitis C can cause cirrhosis, liver failure, cancer and early death. Raising awareness that hep C can be cured with a short course of oral antivirals is vital. Read this microlearning to find out more.

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He Ako Hiringa
1 February 2024
60 minutes to Watch

This video is a recording of the live webinar hosted by Mobile Health on 30 November 2023. Dr David McNamara explores the importance of childhood asthma diagnosis, management, disparities and inhaler technique. Dr Burrell then discusses the impact of inhaler propellants on the environment, and how we can minimise harm.

14 December 2023
1 minute to Read + 30 minutes to Listen

Episode seven of our Legendary Conversations podcast explores hepatitis C. Dr Sarah Hartnall, and nurses Nancy Carey and Bridget Faire discuss hepatitis C testing, treatment, and support networks in Aotearoa. 

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He Ako Hiringa
5 December 2023

Metered dose inhalers such as salbutamol contain hydrofluorocarbon propellants, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Read this microlearning to find out more about inhaler carbon footprint and environmentally friendly alternatives. 

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He Ako Hiringa
1 December 2023
8 minutes to Read

A short course of oral antivirals can cure hepatitis C, but first we have to identify people with chronic infection. Read our article to find out who and how to test for hep C, the supports in place for patients and health providers, and the plan to eradicate hepatitis globally.

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He Ako Hiringa, reviewed by Professor Ed Gane
28 November 2023

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