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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…
15 Apr 2009
The Paediatric Society is backing the Space to Breathe campaign, which is launched by PHARMAC in Taranaki today. Society spokesman Dr Phillip Pattemore says, as doctors working in the child health area, they have long been aware of the health problems asthma can…
01 Dec 2008
We all congratulate Patrick Kelly on being named one of the New Zealanders of the year by the New Zealand Herald. The link to the page on the website is below. The Paediatric Society thanks Patrick for his tireless work on the prevention of child abuse, and hopes…
22 Oct 2008
Press Release from Paediatric Society of New Zealand - 22 October 2008 Improving Outcomes for New Zealand Children & Young People The Paediatric Society of New Zealand is holding its Annual Scientific Meeting at Waitangi from 28031 October.  The theme of the…