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Mhairi Porteous

Communicable Disease Manager

I manage the Communicable Disease Control team. I oversee our public health nurses, health care assistants, technical and administrative staff. This includes the refugee screening service based in south Auckland. The team provides a wide range of services, including managing notifiable diseases, contact tracing and managing tuberculosis cases.

I began my career as a public health nurse before moving to health management. Before starting with Auckland Regional Public Health Service, I spent nine years at the Ministry of Health working in the cancer team with a focus on bowel and prostate cancer.

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