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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…
18 Jul 2017
The CYMRC Fourth Annual Report was tabled in Parliament at 2pm 23 September 2008.  The report can be viewed on the CYMRC website http://www.cymrc.health.govt.nz/
23 Oct 2015
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…
29 Sep 2013
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…
18 Mar 2013
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…
12 Oct 2012
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…
22 Dec 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 levels of folate in women of childbearing age.…
13 Dec 2011
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…
06 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 Hawke’s Bay will take over the role in July.  Dr…
20 Jul 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…
15 Jul 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…