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01 Aug 2022
New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA), the NZ College of Midwives and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand have joined forces to remind New Zealanders that successful breastfeeding involves the whole whānau. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), runs from 1-7…
14 Jun 2022
Winter is coming, get prepared says Paediatric Society With winter approaching, the Paediatric Society of New Zealand encourages children and whānau to take up protections against an expected surge in winter viral illnesses. Paediatric Society paediatrician, Dr…
26 May 2022
Watermelon soda, sherbet berry grape, blue kiwi crush – they all sound harmless but for the increasing number of young people using vapes with names like these, the long-term effects are not known, says Paediatric Respiratory Specialist Associate Professor Philip…
10 May 2022
Kia ora colleagues Please find attached a position statement that has been agreed by PSNZ leadership and a group of Council members re the Māori Health Authority. We have chosen an approach which will not necessarily attract significant new media interest but is…
03 May 2022
On World Asthma Day (Tuesday 3 May) the Paediatric Society is calling for urgent action to address the ongoing significant gaps in asthma care in Aotearoa. Research has repeatedly shown that Māori, Pacific peoples and those living in our most disadvantaged…
20 Apr 2022
The Executive Committee recently approved the following Media, Public Communications and Statements Policy, please familiarise yourselves with it if you are working with the media. 2022-20-4 PSNZ Media Policy.pdf (112.1 KB)
30 Mar 2022
These guidelines have been put together for those of you who haven’t worked with the media before or need a refresher. Please note - if you are approached by the media for an interview please let our Communications Manager know - email…
03 Mar 2022
The number of tamariki and rangatahi affected by COVID-19 in New Zealand continues to rise, with many people managing the disease at home. So, how do you manage a child sick with COVID at home? Maori Paediatrician Dr Owen Sinclair says, “COVID-19 in most children…
23 Feb 2022
The Paediatric Society of NZ/Te Kāhui Mātai Arotamariki o Aotearoa are calling for changes to be made to how New Zealand children with rare disorders are diagnosed, treated and supported. It is estimated there are 300,000 New Zealanders living with a rare…
18 Nov 2021
As Auckland children return to school post lockdown information about how to reassure any child feeling a bit anxious can now be found on the KidsHealth website at https://kidshealth.org.nz/supporting-children-returning-school-delta-2021 There are two new…
17 Nov 2021
Some preterm babies should be kept with their mothers rather than taken to neonatal or special care units, says the Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ). Paediatric Society Executive Committee member Associate Professor Nicola Austin says, “Keeping mothers…
15 Nov 2021
A research paper on nutritional management of moderate to late preterm babies has won Liggins Institute PhD candidate Tanith Alexander the Paediatric Society’s New Investigator Award. The award, sponsored by Glaxo SmithKline, was presented on 4 November at the…
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