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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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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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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Health Research Saves Lives! Ka Whakarauoratia te Hunga e te Rangahau Hauora!   Covid 19 Open letter to all New Zealanders Nip it, sweetie! Our first open letter to New Zealanders (which can be read here) was titled “zip it, sweetie!” We pushed the message that there should be a stop to negative opinions of…

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Advocacy organisation New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) has released the second of two open letters to New Zealanders. NZHR Chief Executive Chris Higgins said that the first letter, “zip it, sweetie!”, pushed the message that there should be a stop to non-expert negative opinions threatening to undermine public confidence in the science which was…

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Health Research Saves Lives! Ka Whakarauoratia te Hunga e te Rangahau Hauora!  Covid 19 Open letter to New Zealand influencers and leaders 2nd April 2020 New Zealanders for Health Research has assessed that if left unchecked Covid 19 could result in thousands of deaths and four times as many hospital admissions. The magnitude of what…

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Health Research Saves Lives! Ka Whakarauoratia te Hunga e te Rangahau Hauora!  Covid 19 Open letter to the New Zealand news media If you were a passenger in a plane that was going through some very rough turbulence, or even free falling with the engines shut down, would you start shouting out to your fellow…

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Health Research Saves Lives! Ka Whakarauoratia te Hunga e te Rangahau Hauora! Covid 19 Open letter to all New Zealanders Zip it, sweetie! If you were a passenger in a plane that was going through some very rough turbulence, or even free falling with the engines shut down, would you start shouting out to your…

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