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Health Research Saves Lives! November 2021

November 17, 2021

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What does a health research embedded New Zealand health system look like?

November 10, 2021

New Zealanders for Health Research is developing a “compelling case” for embedding health research into the reformed health system, and describing what that will look like. It will be based on NZHR’s submission to the Health Transition Unit (HTU), will include a specifically Te Ao Māori lens, and be informed by the results of our…

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Peter Shepherd & Dave Grattan

November 7, 2021

Bio-medical Research the Key out of the Next Health Crisis. Read more

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Advocating for increased investment in health research

October 29, 2021

Over the last couple of years NZHR has attempted to secure increased government investment in health research through the Finance and Expenditure Committee Budget Policy Statement formal submission processes. However in both years it was our experience that by that time key budget decisions had already made and that opportunities to influence any outcomes were…

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NZHR 2021 Annual Report

October 27, 2021

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Genetically modified organisms and health research

October 9, 2021

Despite references in the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act to “rapid assessment” the reality is that the process of gaining approval to develop and use genetically modified organisms (GMOs) typically takes months. Clinical research organisations which are developing new GMO based therapies for hitherto untreatable or hard to treat conditions, which have secured…

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Help !

September 27, 2021

Help us to tell the health transition unit, and the new Health New Zealand and Māori Health Authority Boards, what embedding health research in the reformed health system will ideally look like, and the impact on health outcomes that could result. Please complete our five minute questionnaire here: The survey’s open to all health…

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Health Research Saves Lives! September 2021

September 26, 2021

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New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) is looking for new people to join its Board.

September 13, 2021

New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) is looking for new people to join its Board. We are committed to bringing about best possible health for all New Zealanders, and we’re on a mission to increase investment in health research as an essential and embedded component of all parts of New Zealand’s health system, responsive to…

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The case for embedding health research as an essential component of the reformed health and disability system

September 6, 2021

Health research is the single most important way in which we improve our healthcare – by identifying the best means to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions. So, we need to bolster delivery of innovative research across all phases, all conditions and right across New Zealand, as we work to build a better, more effective, health…

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