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Wish we'd thought of that: Medical marvels

Wish we'd thought of that

Wish we'd thought of that: Medical marvels

We all want to live longer - and there's plenty of companies working to help us do just that. Do you have a health innovation that you think deserves to be recognised at the 2017 New Zealand Innovation Awards? Then enter it in the Innovation in Health & Science category, sponsored by Chorus.

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Whether it’s to help Ebola sufferers in West Africa with a specialised Android tablet, or to treat tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea with small drones, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is pioneering the latest innovative technology to reach and treat our patients in the most testing of conditions. Here are five of the most innovative MSF designs that are saving lives in the field.

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Health-oriented specialty supermarkets are nothing new in New Zealand, but Auckland’s newest example of the genre represents a genuine step forward. GoodFor is a ‘wholefoods refillery’ where bulk goods flow free and plastic packaging is nowhere in sight.