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 saves and improve peoples’ lives, and directly and indirectly contributes to New Zealand’s economic prosperity. We are therefore committed to ensuring that health research is fully valued, that it is embedded as an essential component of New Zealand’s health system, and there is a level of investment in health research which results in the best possible health, productivity and economic returns.

NZHR believes that PHARMAC, as an integral component of New Zealand’s health system, should be strengthening its support for the country’s health research and innovation ecosystem, and we welcome the PHARMAC review as an opportunity to recommend how this should occur.

NZHR written submission can be read here