Emergency planning and response

National Public Health Service (NPHS) - Northern Region is one of the Northern region's response agencies.

We have a regional role in emergency planning and response for infectious disease outbreaks, environmental hazards and pandemics.

Many emergencies have a public health component – whether they are natural disasters, man-made disasters or infectious diseases. NPHS - Northern Region works with Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora, Civil Defence, St John, border agencies and others to develop plans and procedures, and respond to an emergency.

During an emergency, NPHS - Northern Region staff undertake public health actions including controlling outbreaks, border health activities and advising the public how to stay safe and well.

NPHS - Northern Region is the lead regional agency for the initial stages of a pandemic. This includes planning, preparation and leading a response.

Last updated 25.3.2024

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