GeoHealth Tag

20 Jun Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS) – 20 July 2023

Reliable supply of safe drinking water is vital for human health. Despite this, there is no consistent nationwide spatial dataset of water distribution zones (WDZ) for Aotearoa New Zealand (A-NZ). In this talk, we will outline the development of a nationwide geospatial dataset of WDZ using data compiled from the 67 district and city councils in A-NZ. We will also outline several early use cases for the WDZ dataset.

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31 Mar Senior Lecturer and research fellow at the GeoHealth Laboratory Dr Matthew Hobbs makes the news talking about his research in the prevalence of non-fluoride toothpaste use in New Zealand

See Dr Hobbs interview at Breakfast morning news show here:   Does your toothpaste have flouride in it?A new paper by University of Canterbury's Dr Matt Hobbs found many New Zealanders are using non-flouride toothpaste putting them at higher risk of tooth decay. Posted by…

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19 Jun GEOSPATIAL RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES (GRISS) – 28 June 2019

Dr John McCarthy is a Principal Technical Specialist within the Health & Disability Intelligence Group at the Ministry of Health (MoH). In this talk John will be discussing the capability and capacity for geospatial analysis at the MoH, and how geospatial evidence contributes to policy formation and Government priorities. A current project, the development of an Atlas of Cancer Variation for New Zealand, will be presented as a working example.

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