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.
“The Health and Disability System Review has missed a golden opportunity to make real differences to kiwis’ health outcomes” say New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) Chief Executive Chris Higgins. “The Review’s earlier interim report completely failed to recognise the role of health research in improving the effectiveness of New Zealand’s health system” said Mr…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More