The challenge of improving health and reducing health inequities in NZ

The Healthier Lives – He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge welcomes the announcement from the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Hon Megan Woods, which confirms funding for its 2019-2024 research strategy.

Director Professor Jim Mann says the new Healthier Lives five-year strategy puts equitable health outcomes at its very heart.

“We have forged new ground in health research by partnering with the Whānau Ora Iwi Leaders Group, as well as working with a committed group of communities, NGOs and health services who share our vision,” he says.

“New Zealand can be a world leader in our efforts to achieve equitable health outcomes. The group of eminent international scientists who reviewed Healthier Lives earlier this year was impressed by the way in which the Challenge is working effectively to enhance equity, commonly stated as a goal internationally.”

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