Opinion

Media Release: Health Research Funding Falls: 2020 Budget

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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Currently active clinical trials in New Zealand

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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Covid 19 open letter to all New Zealanders: Nip it, sweetie!

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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Covid 19 Open letter to all New Zealanders

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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Submission on Budget Policy Statement (BPS) 2020

Introduction New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) was established in November 2015 to bring about increased investment in health research from government, industry and philanthropy. We believe that health research has the potential to both save and improve peoples’ lives. We are therefore committed to ensuring that the results of health research are translated into…

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Submission on Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill

Introduction New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) was established in November 2015 to bring about increased investment in health research from government, industry and philanthropy. We have a commitment to ensuring that the results of health research are translated into policy and practice, and for there to be a level of investment in health research…

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Media release: Adding folic acid to flour supported by health research advocate

Health research advocacy organisation New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) has come out in support of a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) proposal to add folic acid to flour to reduce the number of babies born with spina bifida and other neural tube defects. “The incidence of neural tube defects in live births which could…

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Media release: Research, Science and Innovation Strategy lacks ambition

The government’s latest Research Science and Innovation (RSI) strategy lacks ambition and will do little, if anything, to promote increased investment in health and medical research, according to health research advocate New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR). Consultation on the RSI strategy has recently concluded and NZHR has told MBIE that basing the strategy on…

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