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Media release: Health System Review pays lip service to health research

June 16, 2020

“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…

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Health Research Saves Lives! June 2020

June 4, 2020

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2020 Budget Special: Health Research Saves Lives!

May 14, 2020

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Media Release: Health Research Funding Falls: 2020 Budget

May 14, 2020

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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Will the Health and Disability System Review report ignore health research?

May 4, 2020

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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Health Research Saves Lives! April 2020

April 28, 2020

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Currently active clinical trials in New Zealand

April 27, 2020

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!

April 15, 2020

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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Media Release: Covid 19: “Nip it, sweetie!”

April 14, 2020

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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Covid 19 Open letter to New Zealand influencers and leaders

April 2, 2020

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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