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New Zealanders for Health Research is the nation’s only dedicated public education and advocacy alliance committed to making health research a higher priority in New Zealand.

Our members span industry, patient advocacy groups, charities and research institutions. Together, our diverse alliance represents the interests of a broad community all working together to promote health and prosperity for New Zealanders.

Investment in health research is of vital importance. Not only does it improve the health and quality of people’s lives now and in the future, it also supports New Zealand’s economy through the emergence of new businesses and knowledge-based jobs for kiwis. Our voice promotes health and prosperity for New Zealand and New Zealanders.

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August 9, 2017

Media Release: Health research should be a government priority – poll

Three quarters of New Zealanders believe more funding for health and medical research should be a government priority and that the government should invest more funding in health research, according to a survey just released. The poll of more than 500 Kiwis was conducted by Roy Morgan Research for a… Read More

June 17, 2017

Hamilton Club’s final gift to city

The wind-up of the century-old Hamilton Club will provide a million dollar boon to key city projects and students. The once-gentlemen only club, which remaining members voted to wind up last September, will see proceeds from the sale of its building and assets divided among causes including Hamilton Gardens and… Read More

June 15, 2017

Study hopes to lead to better health results for tamariki

A new study involving University of Waikato and Waikato Hospital staff will evaluate if an organised holistic approach improves health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori children admitted to hospital. The Health Research Council-funded study, worth $933,933 over three years, was one of 51 announced in the latest round of HRC… Read More

June 15, 2017

Waikato health researchers win major grants

Professor of Population Health Ross Lawrenson has been awarded two project grants from the Health Research Council worth nearly $2.4 million dollars. The funding will be used to investigate how we can improve outcomes in patients with cancer by focusing on reducing delays in diagnosis. Professor Lawrenson is working closely… Read More

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