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Governmental "joined up thinking" is vital to tackle pandemic of respiratory illness affecting NZ children and adults.
Media Release                                                                                    13.11.15 Governmental "joined up thinking" is vital to tackle pandemic of respiratory illness affecting NZ children and adults. The central tenet of... more...


Clinicians warn proposed pool fence law will increase toddler drowning
The Paediatric Society and Starship Child Health warn that the ?Building (pools) Amendment Bill? now open for submissions, will result in an increase in preventable toddler drowning. ?We have huge concerns about this proposed law? said Dr Mike Shepherd,... more...


Plain Packs Will Help Prevent a New Generation of Smokers
Plain packaging for tobacco products must be introduced without delay to prevent tobacco companies from marketing their products to the detriment of our young people's health, says the Paediatric Society's Dr Philip Pattemore.Speaking about the... more...


The Paediatric Society of New Zealand endorses the fact sheet developed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians supporting fluoridation of the water supply
The Paediatric Society of New Zealand endorses the fact sheet developed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians supporting fluoridation of the water supply. Fluoride is a safe and effective public health measure and prevents children... more...


NZ Paediatricians Say Child Rotavirus Vaccine an Urgent Priority
15 March 2013 : With rotavirus infections causing about 4500 children aged under five to go to hospital each year, the Paediatric Society of New Zealand has called for funding for infant vaccinations against the disease as an urgent... more...


The Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) welcomes the White Paper for Vulnerable Children released today.
  Media Release 11 October 2012  The Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSANZ) welcomes the White Paper for Vulnerable Children released today. According to Dr Rosemary Marks,... more...


Paediatric Society Welcomes Folate Research Findings
Media Release - 22 December 2011 The Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) welcomes the findings of MAF "Monitoring Voluntary Fortification of Bread with Folate” research released today that shows that adding folate to bread does increase the... more...


Paediatric Society Congratulates Minister
Media Release - 6 May 2011 The Paediatric Society of New Zealand congratulates Social Welfare Minister Paula Bennett on the appointment of Dr Russell Wills as the new Children’s Commissioner. Dr Wills, a practicing paediatrician from the... more...


Children's Health Monitor Finds Increasing Hospital Admission Rates for Children
Children’s Social Health Monitor Finds Increasing Hospital Admission Rates for Children Embargoed until 2pm Monday 13 th December  (website http://www.nzchildren.co.nz/ to be updated Monday 13 th December at... more...


Child Discipline Referendum
Congratulations to Russell Wills for his excellent opinion piece in this morning's Herald (4 August). Here is the link http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10588452  ... more...


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