31st August 2018, Volume 131 Number 1481

Alex Macmillan, Rhys Jones

This year, in an historic move, the Minister of Health issued letters of expectation to all DHBs which included a directive for action by DHBs to address climate change, together…

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Alex Macmillan, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago; OraTaiao: NZ Climate & Health Council; Rhys Jones, Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland; OraTaiao: NZ Climate & Health Council.

Correspondence

Alex Macmillan, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago; OraTaiao: NZ Climate & Health Council.

Correspondence Email

alex.macmillan@otago.ac.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

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