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M.B.B.S., Diplomate of the National Board (DNB) General Surgery, DPHNeilenuo Nelly Rentta 2019 thumbnailResearch Fellow HERIU

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Neilenuo Nelly Rentta has a clinical background having trained and worked as a general surgeon before doing Public Health studies at the University of Otago, Wellington. Nelly is a Research Fellow in the Health Environment Infection Research Unit (HEIRU) at the Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, and currently working on a Systematic review of Literature.


Kvalsvig, A., Wilson, N., Jackson, C., Timu-Parata, C., Rentta, N., & Baker, M. (2023). Are we ready to eliminate invasive meningococcal disease in Aotearoa New Zealand? The Briefing, (17 August). Retrieved from

Rentta, N. N., Bennett, J., Leung, W., Webb, R., Jack, S., Harwood, M., Baker, M. G., … Wilson, N. (2022). Medical treatment for rheumatic heart disease: A narrative review. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 31, 1463-1470. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2022.07.013

Bennett, J., Rentta, N. N., Leung, W., Atkinson, J., Wilson, N., Webb, R., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Early diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease as part of a secondary prevention strategy: Narrative review. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 57, 1385-1390. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15664

Bennett, J., Rentta, N., Leung, W., Anderson, A., Oliver, J., Wyber, R., Harwood, M., … Baker, M. G. (2021). Structured review of primary interventions to reduce group A streptococcal infections, acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 57, 797-802. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15514

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