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Health Research Saves Lives! September 2020 Newsletter

October 1, 2020

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Political parties score poorly on health research policies

September 25, 2020

“When it comes to health research policies Labour, National, Greens and New Zealand First scrape in with pass marks, while ACT is given D minus” says New Zealanders for Health Research (NZHR) Chief Executive Chris Higgins. “NZHR has written to all current parliamentary parties seeking their health research policies in the run up to the…

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Alliance pushes for increase in health research funding

September 23, 2020

Ahead of October election, New Zealand advocacy group calls for tripling of government investment. New Zealanders for Health Research, an advocacy alliance that is aiming to make health research an election issue, will issue a “report card” on all the main parties’ policies this week. NZHR has written to all parties who hold seats in…

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National’s health research policies

September 18, 2020

Social media release 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…

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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

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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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