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 Matters June 2019

July 7, 2019

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Government health research investment trajectories 2007 – 2031

June 24, 2019

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Health Research Matters May 2019

May 30, 2019

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Submission on the Review of the New Zealand Health and Disability System

May 29, 2019

Recommendations 1. Health research be enshrined as a key enabler of the best possible health outcomes in any redesign of New Zealand’s health and disability system. 2. The agencies responsible for implementing the New Zealand Health Research Strategy (Ministry of Health, MBIE and the Ministry of Health) be required and fully resourced to enable them…

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Submission on the Medical Council of New Zealand draft statement on informed consent

May 29, 2019

New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) was established in November 2015 to bring about increased investment in health research from government, industry and philanthropy. One of our areas of focus has been to increase investment in and the number of clinical trials being undertaken in New Zealand. In summary, NZHR’s submission is that participation in…

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