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21 Sep 2021
Media release 21 September 2021 New programme aims to improve respiratory outcomes for tamariki A new programme called ‘Koira 4 Rukahukahu’ or ‘Lungs 4 Life’ has recently been launched by the Northern Regional Alliance encompassing the three Auckland Metro DHBs…
07 Sep 2021
Kia ora koutou katoa Please find attached our current media release titled ‘Doctors Stand Up for Vaccination’. We welcome enquiries from all media outlets for our Aotearoa NZ President Dr George Laking. Ngā mihi nui Paula Birnie Senior Executive Officer | Member…
23 Aug 2021
Tēnā koe, Please find attached a RACP Media Release. Reset for equity: First dose of COVID-19 vaccines for Māori and Pasifika The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) tautoko the call of Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā for Māori and Pasifika to be…
30 Jul 2021
Share the joy of breastfeeding say child health organisations New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA), the NZ College of Midwives and the Paediatric Society have joined forces to remind New Zealanders that breastfeeding should be a shared responsibility. World…
08 Jul 2021
Media release Thursday 8 July 2021 Paediatric Society pleased with new moves to prevent Spina Bifida The Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) welcomes the announcement today by Food Safety Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall, that wheat flour will have mandatory…
17 Dec 2020
UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 17 HAKIHEA DECEMBER 2020 6AM NZDT RACP MEDIA ADVISORY INDIGENOUS CHILD HEALTH STATEMENT AoNZ.pdf (152.0 KB) Kia ora koutou katoa Please find our attached the RACP Media Advisory - Both sides now: Doctors launch landmark statement on Indigenous…
30 Aug 2019
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) welcomes the government's announcement of an initial pilot scheme to provide lunches for year 1-8 children in 30 schools from Term One 2020.   "Hungry kids can't learn", said Dr Jeff Brown, a paediatrician based…
01 Aug 2019
Incoming regulations from the Ministry of Health on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products will be good news for everyone, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer. There are currently no legal regulations…
02 Jul 2019
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is welcoming new insulation rules for rental properties which come into effect today. “Installing insulation in a house can have a 6:1 cost benefit ratio for the very young and the very old – these people are…
24 May 2018
In a new position statement on obesity, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) calls for strong, positive preventative action to reduce the impact of obesity, and better health systems to support treatment, like reducing weight stigmatisation.  …
12 Sep 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…
30 Aug 2017
Last week the Royal Australasian College of Physicians released a statement urging Kiwis to make Health Equity the norm. The Paediatric Society of New Zealand joins with the RACP and their call for NZ politicians to take urgent action to address the growing…
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