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Health Research Saves Lives February 2020

February 20, 2020

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Response to NZHR letter on fee waivers for the assessment of clinical trials

February 18, 2020

Chris Higgins received a response to his letter of 5th December 2019, click here to read the response, followed by the original letter.

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Submission on Budget Policy Statement (BPS) 2020

January 23, 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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Media Release: Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Restricted by Inadequate Health Research Investment

December 16, 2019

13 December 2019 Health research advocate New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) says the government’s proposed Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission is set to be starved of the resources it needs to be effective. NZHR Chief Executive, Chris Higgins, said listed objectives of the Commission require it to be an agent for fruitful outcomes that…

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Submission on Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill

December 10, 2019

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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Health Research Matters December 2019

December 4, 2019

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

November 12, 2019

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

November 12, 2019

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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Submission on Folic acid fortification: Increasing folic acid availability in food New Zealand Food Safety Discussion Paper No: 2019/08

November 11, 2019

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. As part of our aim to bring about a society which is…

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Submission on MBIE’s consultation paper: New Zealand’s Research, Science & Innovation Strategy, September 2019

November 9, 2019

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. NZHR’s submission is that • The government’s aspirational ten year 2% R&D investment target is too low, that the 15% R&D tax incentive is insufficient, and that the strategy should…

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