The PSNZ’s purpose is to promote effective policies and practices to recognise and eliminate health inequities in Aotearoa and prioritise tamariki and rangatahi Māori.
The PSNZ's work is accomplished through the efforts of members who voluntarily provide expertise, supported by several administrative and managerial staff.
The PSNZ was founded in 1947 by a group of general practitioners and paediatricians aiming to stimulate interest in the scientific study of child health.
Te Kāhui Mātai Arotamariki o Aotearoa | PSNZ recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi as our overarching guide, supported by interconnected themes of improving equity, strengthening partnership, and connectiveness.
The PSNZ Annual Meeting is a key platform that brings together people from Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as internationally, to present on a range of child-related research, and quality initiatives.