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01 Aug 2008
The Ministry of Health is currently looking at the issue of tobacco companies providing incentives to retailers to sell and display tobacco. This has come about following a Health Select Committee hearing in July, where the New Zealand Association of Convenience…
01 Nov 2006
Today the Paediatric Society of New Zealand celebrated the passion and vision of one of its members, Professor Diana Lennon, whose work has lead to a major reduction in the toll wrought by meningococcal disease in New Zealand. Northland Paediatrician Dr Roger…
30 Sep 2006
Today Professor Barry Taylor and Dr Nikki Blair presented an oral submission to the health committee on behalf of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand. The Paediatric Society is a multi disciplinary organisation of over 400 health professionals. They believe all…
03 Jul 2006
Today Dr Dawn Elder presented an oral submission on the Bill to repeal Section 59 of the Crimes Act (1961) on behalf of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand. (Click here to view the oral submission) The Paediatric Society of New Zealand has over 400 members, the…
06 Oct 2005
Phase Three Trials Were Not in the Best Interests of Children and Young People. Since 1991 5600 cases of meningococcal disease have occurred in New Zealand.  The majority of these people have been cared for by members of our Society who sadly know too well what a…
01 Nov 2004
With the third highest rate of child abuse in the western world, Plunket and the Paediatric Society is today calling for a halt to abuse, on the eve of the World Day for the Prevention of Child AbuseĀ¹ (subs: 19 November). On average, one child in New Zealand is…
01 Nov 2004
"Poverty is a major cause of illness in children in New Zealand. Poor children are much more likely to be hospitalised for diseases that are preventable," Dr Nick Baker, President of the Paediatric Society said today. Dr Baker was responding to the findings from…
01 Oct 2003
The Paediatric Society of New Zealand fully supports the repeal of Section 59 of the Crimes Act. "Repealing this Act would give children in our community similar legal protection against assault that other individuals within a family such as spouses, the elderly…
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