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Green’s health research policies

September 16, 2020

New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) has written to all current parliamentary parties, as set out below, pointing out both the current level of government underinvestment in health research and the absence of any recommendations in the Health and Disability System Report for embedding health research as an essential component of the health system. Read…

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Labour’s health research policies

September 15, 2020

New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) has written to all current parliamentary parties, as set out below, pointing out both the current level of government underinvestment in health research and the absence of any recommendations in the Health and Disability System Report for embedding health research as an essential component of the health system. The…

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Tribute to Sir Bob Elliott

August 27, 2020

Most people in New Zealand’s health research community will know by now that Sir Bob Elliott passed away last Friday morning, surrounded by family, in the warmth of his own home.  NZHR pays special tribute to him for his immense contribution to health research in New Zealand. Click here to read more

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Why we’re brassed off: New Zealanders for Health Research August Newsletter

August 23, 2020

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NZHR 2020 Poll Report – General Edition

August 4, 2020

Click here to read the general edition of the 2020 Poll Report

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Media release: Health Research System Fails the Team of Five Million

August 4, 2020

“Three quarters of respondents in NZHR’s latest poll say that the government should invest more funding in health research, and 35% say that they would be more likely to vote for a party which promised to increase the government’s health research budget” said New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) Chief Executive Chris Higgins, commenting on…

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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

Click here to read NZHR’s special budget newsletter for May.

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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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