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Significant Gaps In Asthma Care In Children Needs Addressing Says Paediatric Society

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 6:55 pm | Paediatric Society of NZ

On World Asthma Day (Tuesday 3 May) the Paediatric Society is calling for urgent action to address the ongoing significant gaps in asthma care in Aotearoa. Research has repeatedly shown that Māori, Pacific peoples and those living in our most disadvantaged ... More >>

Call For Children With Rare Disorders To Get Greater Health Equity

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 10:06 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

The Paediatric Society of NZ/Te Kāhui Mātai Arotamariki o Aotearoa are calling for changes to be made to how New Zealand children with rare disorders are diagnosed, treated and supported. It is estimated there are 300,000 New Zealanders living with ... More >>

Keep Preterm Babies With Their Mothers, Says Paediatric Society

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 11:49 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

Some preterm babies should be kept with their mothers rather than taken to neonatal or special care units, says the Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ). Paediatric Society Executive Committee member Associate Professor Nicola Austin says, “Keeping ... More >>

Diabetes Technology Should Be Available For All Children, Says Paediatric Society

Monday, 15 November 2021, 11:20 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand is calling for improved access to diabetes technology for all children with diabetes as part of World Diabetes Day today. Until the discovery of insulin in 1921, diabetes was considered a death sentence. A hundred ... More >>

New Information Available To Reassure Wāhine About The Covid-19 Vaccine And Pregnancy

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 7:11 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

Information to reassure wāhine concerned about getting the Covid-19 vaccination while they are hapū can now be found on the KidsHealth website at . The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists ... More >>

New programme aims to improve respiratory outcomes

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 9:01 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

A new programme called ‘Koira 4 Rukahukahu’ or ‘Lungs 4 Life’ has recently been launched by the Northern Regional Alliance encompassing the three Auckland Metro DHBs and Northland DHB in partnership with the Bronchiectasis Foundation. More >>

RSV Info For Parents Available Online

Saturday, 17 July 2021, 4:49 pm | Paediatric Society of NZ

Parents, caregivers and whānau seeking information about children with respiratory illnesses can find advice on the Paediatric Society’s KidsHealth website .  Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus in the winter and spring ... More >>

Paediatric Society Pleased With New Moves To Prevent Spina Bifida

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 8:56 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) welcomes the announcement today by Food Safety Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall, that wheat flour will have mandatory fortification with folic acid within two years. Dr Andrew Marshall Clinical Leader Child Health ... More >>

Plain packs will help prevent a new generation of smokers

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 10:07 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

Plain packaging for tobacco products must be introduced without delay to prevent tobacco companies from marketing their products to the detriment of our young people’s health, says the Paediatric Society’s Dr Philip Pattemore. More >>

Paediatric Society endorses fluoride fact sheet

Friday, 20 September 2013, 12:41 pm | Paediatric Society of NZ

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 ... More >>

Child rotavirus vaccine an urgent priority

Friday, 15 March 2013, 10:01 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

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 position ... More >>

Rights of Children and Young People in Healthcare Charter

Friday, 13 May 2011, 3:55 pm | Paediatric Society of NZ

A ground-breaking new charter which sets out the rights children and their families have when receiving health care in New Zealand is being launched today by the Children’s Commissioner. More >>

Paediatric Society Congratulates Minister

Friday, 6 May 2011, 1:48 pm | Paediatric Society of NZ

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand congratulates Social Welfare Minister Paula Bennett on the appointment of the new Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills. Dr Wills, a practicing paediatrician from the Hawke’s Bay will take over the role ... More >>

Mandatory bread fortification with folate

Thursday, 16 July 2009, 10:57 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

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 essential for human health and reproduction and the ... More >>

Paediatric Society backs Space to Breathe campaign

Wednesday, 15 April 2009, 1:40 pm | Paediatric Society of NZ

The Paediatric Society is backing the Space to Breathe campaign, which is launched by PHARMAC in Taranaki today. Society spokesman Dr Philip Pattemore says, as doctors working in the child health area, they have long been aware of the health problems ... More >>

Improving Outcomes for Children & Young People

Wednesday, 22 October 2008, 11:44 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

The Paediatric Society of New Zealand is holding its Annual Scientific Meeting at Waitangi from 28-31 October. The theme of the meeting is Improving Outcomes for New Zealand Children & Young People. There will be a number of topics under discussion, ... More >>

Commissioner’s Child Poverty Report Welcomed

Thursday, 7 August 2008, 12:40 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

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 ... More >>

'Left behind' report a sobering reminder

Monday, 28 April 2008, 10:14 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

The Child Poverty Action Group’s 2008 Report, Left behind: How Social and Economic Inequalities Damage New Zealand Children, starkly portrays the influences that the diverse range of socio-economic determinants have on new born babies, children and ... More >>

Taking the Pulse of NZ Child and Youth Health

Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 12:14 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

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 health indicators and reports which highlight factors influencing health, and indicating opportunities for early ... More >>

Another Victory for Immunisation

Thursday, 2 November 2006, 9:39 am | Paediatric Society of NZ

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. More >>