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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...