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Communicating during an outbreak – where is the one source of truth?

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  • 25/02/2020
  • 04:45 pm - 06:45 pm
  • New Waikato DHB building, Waiora CBD, 87 Alexandra Street, Hamilton, Waikato
  • CPD: 4.00
  • $25.00+GST (member), $35.00+GST (non member), $10.00+GST (student-member)
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With Chinese authorities confirming a new type of coronavirus (COVID-19, or 2019-nCoV) and a 2019 measles outbreak, the world goes wild online, setting the real-life ‘Chinese whispers’ alight creating panic, worry, racists remarks and questions including asking Dr Google: “Can Corona cause Coronavirus?”.

So what happens behind the scenes in our own Waikato backyard to manage actual and potential outbreaks and then how do we communicate this to our region?

And where is the real source of truth?

How can you help get the right information out to our communities?

Find this out and more with special guest speaker, Waikato’s Medical Officer of Health Dr Richard Hoskins along with special guests.


Dr Richard Hoskins

Richard is a Public Health Medicine Specialist working for Waikato DHB’s Public Health Unit as a Medical Officer of Health. NZ born, too long ago, he trained in medicine at the University of Auckland, subsequently specialising in public health medicine. He has worked for various District Health Boards, their predecessors, and the Ministry of Health. Initially most involved in analytic work he has progressed from there through planning and funding and for the last 15 years as Medical Officer of Health in various public health units. His current work interests include smoke-free, alcohol and communicable disease control, with a particular interest in outbreak control and measles elimination.

You’ll also be some of the first outside guests to visit the new Waikato DHB premises Waiora CBD.


CBD offers 2-hour free parking.

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