Hauora tūmatanui / Public health
About ESR's Public Health expertise
At ESR, our team of health scientists provide unprecedented insight and expert advice to help prevent and reduce disease, especially in the area of communicable or infectious disease.
Our microbiological public health reference laboratories are accredited as Medical Diagnostic Laboratories under ISO 15189:2012 and operate as part of an international network to detect, identify and classify the bacteria, viruses and anti-microbial resistance that cause disease.
As the preferred scientific provider for the Ministry of Health, ESR provides scientific support to government agencies in the event of public health outbreaks, biological threats, as well as emerging threats to health such as Ebola, Zika and measles.
Health intelligence and disease surveillanceESR’s team of epidemiologists, public health doctors, clinical microbiologists and laboratory scientists provide the Ministry of Health and the wider health sector with intelligence on notifiable diseases and other serious health threats, such as influenza and...Read more
EpiSurv and providing surveillance on notifiable diseasesIf a health practitioner suspects a patient may have a notifiable disease, legally they must report this to a Medical Officer of Health. Medical Officers of Health are public health doctors who work at...Read more