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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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2020 Budget Special: Health Research Saves Lives!

May 14, 2020

Click here to read NZHR’s special budget newsletter for May.

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Media Release: Health Research Funding Falls: 2020 Budget

May 14, 2020

15 May 2020 The 2020 Budget once again fails to recognise the role of health research in keeping New Zealanders healthy and out of hospital says advocacy organisation New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) “Last year the government invested just 0.81% of health care costs into health research, and this has fallen to 0.71% in…

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Will the Health and Disability System Review report ignore health research?

May 4, 2020

On 26th April it was announced that the the Final Health and Disability System Review Report has been completed and will be presented to the Government when they request it. The interim report gave no recognition of the role of health research in improving New Zealand’s health and disability system (despite NZHR’s detailed submission during…

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Health Research Saves Lives! April 2020

April 28, 2020

Click here to read the latest newsletter

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Currently active clinical trials in New Zealand

April 27, 2020

An analysis of currently active clinical trials registered on the Australia New Zealand Clinical Trials Register (ANZCTR) as at 28th February 2020, and the US clinicaltrials.gov register as at 17th March 2020. Read more

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