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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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Health Research Saves Lives February 2020

February 20, 2020

Click here to read the general edition of our February Newsletter

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Response to NZHR letter on fee waivers for the assessment of clinical trials

February 18, 2020

Chris Higgins received a response to his letter of 5th December 2019, click here to read the response, followed by the original letter.

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Submission on Budget Policy Statement (BPS) 2020

January 23, 2020

Introduction New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) was established in November 2015 to bring about increased investment in health research from government, industry and philanthropy. We believe that health research has the potential to both save and improve peoples’ lives. We are therefore committed to ensuring that the results of health research are translated into…

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Media Release: Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Restricted by Inadequate Health Research Investment

December 16, 2019

13 December 2019 Health research advocate New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) says the government’s proposed Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission is set to be starved of the resources it needs to be effective. NZHR Chief Executive, Chris Higgins, said listed objectives of the Commission require it to be an agent for fruitful outcomes that…

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Submission on Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill

December 10, 2019

Introduction New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) was established in November 2015 to bring about increased investment in health research from government, industry and philanthropy. We have a commitment to ensuring that the results of health research are translated into policy and practice, and for there to be a level of investment in health research…

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