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A national strategy for the management and treatment of arthritis needs to be a priority for the Ministry of Health, Arthritis New Zealand today told the Health Select Committee. By 2040 one million people will have arthritis and an action plan is urgent. There is...
Monday, 18 March 2019 is world awareness day for young people with arthritis. To do that, we introduce you to Tasmyn, a 14-year-old girl who loves sport and is an achiever. She was selected for the Mainland U/15s basketball team, the Nelson U/15 softball team and...
The 2019 Arthritis New Zealand Children’s Camp was a roaring success. Nearly 100 people attended the weekend-long event that took place from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March in Matamata.
Arthritis New Zealand and Packaging New Zealand have joined forces to establish guidelines for accessible packaging in New Zealand.
Seventeen-year-old Tristan-Perry (TP) Moananu of Miramar, Wellington is one of the camp youth leaders this year. TP first came to camp in 2017 and returned as a youth leader last year and again this year.
Emma is one of over 100,000 New Zealanders with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a diagnosis she received at age 21.
A major report, the Economic Cost of Arthritis in New Zealand 2018, was launched in parliament on Wednesday September 5th by Arthritis New Zealand. The findings in the report have major implications for how arthritis is managed in the health system. In particular, it...
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...
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,...
Despite arthritis being the leading cause of disability in NZ and more than 620,000 with a diagnosis, there still seems to be little understanding that there are more than 140 different forms of the condition and the impact it that arthritis has not only on...