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RACP: Make Whânau Wellbeing The Norm

12/09/2017

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has called on New Zealand politicians to take urgent action to make whānau wellbeing the norm. RACP New Zealand President Dr Jonathan Christiansen said the way a community is designed and supported has a major impact on the health and wellbeing of...

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"Make it the norm - Equity through the Social Determinants of Health."

30/08/2017

Media Release from PSNZ supporting RACP statement

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Governmental "joined up thinking" is vital to tackle pandemic of respiratory illness affecting NZ children and adults

24/05/2017

The central tenet of Te Ha Ora (The Asthma Foundation's National Respiratory Strategy) is that effective intervention to tackle the huge burden of respiratory diseases in New Zealand mandates collaborative action across several Ministerial portfolios and associated agencies, and not just via better...

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Clinicians warn proposed pool fence law will increase toddler drowning

24/05/2017

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, Paediatric Society spokesperson and Director of...

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The Paediatric Society of New Zealand endorses the fact sheet developed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians supporting fluoridation of the water supply

24/05/2017

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 from developing tooth decay. Poor dental health is more...

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NZ Paediatricians Say Child Rotavirus Vaccine an Urgent Priority

24/05/2017

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 priority, in a newly published position statement. “Rotavirus is a...

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The Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) welcomes the White Paper for Vulnerable Children released today.

24/05/2017

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSANZ) welcomes the White Paper for Vulnerable Children released today. According to Dr Rosemary Marks, President of the PSNZ the emphasis on collaboration across sectors and agencies at local and national level is most welcome. “Only by working together can...

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Paediatric Society Welcomes Folate Research Findings

24/05/2017

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 levels of folate in women of childbearing age. However, while the voluntary addition of...

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Paediatric Society Congratulates Minister

24/05/2017

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 Hawke’s Bay will take over the role in July. Dr Wills will continue his clinical work on...

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Children's Health Monitor Finds Increasing Hospital Admission Rates for Children

22/05/2017

Embargoed until 2pm Monday 13 th December (website http://www.nzchildren.co.nz/ to be updated Monday 13 th December at 2pm) The Paediatric Society today expressed its concern regarding recent increases in hospital admissions for children, with today’s Update of the Children’s Social Health Monitor...

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Folate:Text of email sent to John Key 20 July 2009

20/07/2009

Dear Prime Minister   The Paediatric Society of New Zealand is deeply concerned about the proposal to defer implementation of the mandatory fortification of bread with folate. The evidence that folate supplements will reduce the number of cases of neural tube defects is strong and not challenged...

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Media Release 15 July 2009 - PSNZ/RACP NZ Paediatric and Child Health Division

15/07/2009

Mandatory Bread Fortification with Folate The Paediatric Society of New Zealand and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, New Zealand  Paediatric & Child Health Division strongly support the mandatory fortification of bread with folate. Folate is essential for human health and...

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