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The future for public health at the Ministry of Health

Also available to view live via the internet. See details below.


In this seminar Deborah Woodley will provide a reflection on her first 5 months in her role as DDG, Population Health and Prevention, and offer her thoughts on how the Ministry should fulfil its role as kaitiaki of the public health sector. Deborah will use the challenge of Smokefree 2025 as a case study to elaborate on her points


Deborah Woodley first joined the Ministry of Health in 1996 has held a range of senior leadership roles, mainly related to personal and population health. Highlights of her career include the establishment of the New Zealand Blood Service and Healthline, the development of the Palliative Care Strategy and management of the national cancer programme including the development and implementation of bowel screening. She returns to the Ministry after spending two years at Hutt Valley DHB as Service Group Manager, Surgical, Women's and Children's Health.

Link in live via internet

For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar. Details on how the webinar works and the link to connect.

Seminar poster

The future for public health at the Ministry of Health (PDF)

All welcome

Date Friday, 19 July 2019
Time 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture
Departmental Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationSmall Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington

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