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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…
22 Oct 2008
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…
01 Oct 2008
The Paediatric Society of New Zealand today passed a unanimous resolution urging government to amend the 10 year-old child restraint law, identifying it as inadequate out of date and unsafe. The resolution was passed by the Doctors a their Annual Scientific…
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 Aug 2008
The Report on Child Poverty released today by the Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro is welcomed by those working to improve the health of New Zealand children. The report, commissioned by the Children's Commissioner and Barnardos, highlights the currently high…
01 Aug 2008
In a first for New Zealand, information from many sectors and non-government organisations has been combined to produce a set of child and youth indicators and reports which highlight factors influencing health, and indicating opportunities for early…
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…