Opinion

Media Release: Mental Health and Addictions Report: research funding woefully inadequate

Health research advocate, New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR), welcomes the Mental Health and Addictions report but says that research funding is woefully inadequate. NZHR Chief Executive, Chris Higgins, said that according to the report public spending on mental health and addiction services in the last year amounted to $1.4b “The report also indicates that…

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New Zealand Speaks!

The results of the New Zealanders for Health Research Opinion Polling 2017 have been released. Click here to read the full report

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Health Research Council funding trajectories

In our last newsletter we estimated, very conservatively, that government underinvestment in health research over the past ten years stands at almost $222m, and referred readers to a think piece here on NZHR’s website. The New Zealand government has recognised the fact of its underinvestment in both its 2015-2025 National Statement of Science Investment and…

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Lifting government investment in health research

NZHR’s December newsletter – Health Research Matters – which appears in the publications section of the website, states that NZHR’s most conservative estimate of government underinvestment in health research over the last decade stands at just under $222m. This figure is derived from an analysis of Treasury budget papers for the Ministries of Health and…

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