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MPs To Visit Camp For Children And Teens With Crohn’s And Colitis

Monday, 4 January 2021, 6:01 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

On 4 January over seventy five children and teens with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis from all over New Zealand will be arriving at Camp Carey in Waitakere, Auckland. They will be attending the seventh annual six day camp for children with these diseases. ... More >>

Local Teen With Crohn’s Disease Launches Nationwide Campaign For Toilet Access In Lower Hutt

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 9:05 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

In January 2017 12-year-old Nicole Thornton petitioned Parliament, seeking access to workplace toilets for people with medical conditions when no public toilet was available. Nicole has Crohn’s disease. Like the more than 20,000 New Zealanders ... More >>

Local Teen With Crohn’s Disease Launches Nationwide Campaign For Toilet Access In Lower Hutt

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 9:05 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

In January 2017 12-year-old Nicole Thornton petitioned Parliament, seeking access to workplace toilets for people with medical conditions when no public toilet was available. Nicole has Crohn’s disease. Like the more than 20,000 New Zealanders ... More >>

Outraged Patients To Present Petition With Over 30,000 Signatures To Ask For Funding For Desperately Needed Medication

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 8:15 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Sick of waiting for years for Pharmac to fund standard, current therapy to treat their diseases, patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are taking to the street to plead for ustekinumab, a medication that is funded in over 35 other ... More >>

Bowel Disease Patients To March On Pharmac And Parliament To Present 30,000+ Signature Petition

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:49 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

On 2 December 2020, Crohn’s and Colitis NZ will lead a march of patients, supporters and medical specialists on Pharmac and Parliament to present a petition pleading for access to ustekinumab, an urgently-needed medication for New Zealanders suffering ... More >>

Prime Minister Committed To Pharmac Investigation, But Health Minister At Odds

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:52 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

On 30 September Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern committed to having an investigation into Pharmac’s decision-making processes, the same day she received an open letter endorsed by 105 medical professionals slamming Pharmac’s processes, but official ... More >>

Internationally- Respected Medical Specialist Slams Pharmac, Urges PM To Investigate

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 1:44 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

In a blistering open letter to Prime Minister Ardern, world renowned expert in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, Professor Richard Gearry, blasts Pharmac for “gross obfuscation” around their refusal to fund a desperately needed medication for people ... More >>

Specialists Outraged By Lack Of Treatment For Bowel Disease

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 8:03 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Leading NZ gastroenterologists are petitioning the Government to urgently fund up-to-date therapy for severe Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis for patients for whom all other treatments have failed. Specialists treating these patients say the current ... More >>

Position Statement On Biosimilars

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 5:31 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand Charitable Trust is a national organisation whose mission is to support people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Its Board of Trustees has approved a position statement regarding medications known as “biosimilars”. ... More >>

World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day: The Quest To Make New Zealand More 'Patient-Friendly'

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 6:50 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Around the world over fifty countries recognise the 19th of May as World IBD Day. IBD (or Inflammatory Bowel Disease) refers to two diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. For New Zealand these diseases carry particular significance. ... More >>

Impending National Health Crisis Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 10:35 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

A new study on the burden of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in New Zealand shows we have one of the highest rates of IBD in the world and it is growing at an alarming rate. The study was released today by the Crohn’s & Colitis New Zealand Charitable ... More >>

We Need to Talk to You About Our Gums, Tums And Bums

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:44 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand today called for kiwis to start talking about their stomach and bottom issues, to promote better understanding of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) to mark World IBD day on May 19. More >>

Crohn’s sufferer fights for access to workplace toilets

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:30 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Wellington, 31 January 2017: A 12-year-old girl with Crohn’s disease is presenting a petition to Labour MP, Hon Trevor Mallard on parliament steps today at 11am. The petition aims to change the law, guaranteeing the 15,000 – 20,000 New Zealanders ... More >>

Children launch petition for better access to toilets

Friday, 27 January 2017, 3:19 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

A petition collecting signatures with the intention to gain better access to toilets in New Zealand is gaining momentum after being launched by a group of children who attended camp Purple Live. From 13 to 17 January, 57 children with Crohn’s Disease ... More >>

New Zealand turning purple for World IBD Day

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 10:51 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of Crohn’s disease in the world and, in support, landmarks throughout the country will be turned purple for World IBD Day. More >>

5 million people live with it worldwide

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 11:38 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

NZ takes part in global campaign for World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day on May 19 More >>

A Rumble in Your Tummy: Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 4:27 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

A seminar for sufferers of two painful gastrointestinal diseases is being held to highlight two common conditions people prefer to avoid discussing. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) seminar is being organised by Andrew McCombie, working with Crohn's ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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