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The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) (2007)
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This case is a 'prequel' to the other case on the topic 'New Zealand's Meningococcal Vaccine Strategy (A)'. It can be taught together with that case or separately. On 10 December 2001, Jane O'Hallahan from the New Zealand Ministry of Health was waiting outside the Cabinet room, where government was considering a paper asking it to spend up to $200 million and share a significant risk with an overseas, private sector partner. A new vaccine was needed to protect New Zealand children. It would be the single biggest public health expenditure ever made in New Zealand. She was prepared for some searching questions.


Stakeholder management; Policy development; Political environment; Epidemic; Cost-benefit analysis; Public health; Service delivery
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