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Joanne Taylor

Email: Joanne.taylor@arthritis.org.nz

Phone: 09 523 8903

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Arthritis costs the economy $12.2 billion a year

 

 

48% of those with arthritis are of working age

 

 

Women are more affected by arthritis than men

 

People of any age can develop arthritis, including young children

 

 

Due to genetic factors, Gout Arthritis is prevalent in Maori and Pacific

Arthritis numbers rise

More New Zealanders than ever are living with arthritis – around 647,000 adults. Latest Ministry of Health figures show 17 percent of adults have arthritis, up from 15 percent in 2011/12. Half of adults aged over 75 have the condition, which often leads to chronic...

Philip Kearney appointed as new CE

Our new CEO It is with great pleasure we announce the appointment of Philip Kearney as the Chief Executive Officer at Arthritis New Zealand. Philip's many accomplishments include his roles as Director, Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Otago,...

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