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Seminar - Protecting your health this summer

Thursday, November 24, 2022   Posted in: Waka Toa Ora Notices By: Administrator With tags: health protection, legionnaire's disease, hepatitis, heatwaves

Health Protection Officers from Te Mana Ora (Community and Public Health) will share information and advice about how to protect yourself, your whānau, and your community from Legionnaires’ disease, Hepatitis A, and Heatwaves this summer.

Legionnaires’ disease – Briar Gaynor will  discuss  what Legionnaires’ disease is, how we can be exposed, and how it can be easily prevented.

Hepatitis A – Olivia Walker will discuss the current outbreak of Hepatitis A in New Zealand associated with frozen berries, and provide  an overview of Hepatitis A, what causes it, how it is spread, and how to keep yourself safe.

Heatwaves – Hamish Sandison will give an overview of heatwaves, health planning, the health effects of heatwaves, and advice on how to keep yourself well during the warmer months. 

We’re finishing the year with our first face-to-face seminar in 2022! It will be held at Te Mana Ora and numbers are limited to 15. Please note, the venue is upstairs and there is no lift.

We are not providing a Zoom link for this seminar, but a short film on each topic will be available after the event.

Date: Tuesday 6th December, 12-1pm

Venue: Aoraki Room, Te Mana Ora, 310 Manchester Street, Ōtautahi Christchurch

Register here to attend in person or receive a link to the short films after the event.

An Outlook invitation will be sent after registration.

If you have any questions, please email healthychristchurch[at]