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Mobility Action Programme (MAP) and the Managing Osteoarthritis (MOA) programme

In 2015, the Government allocated $6 million for the provision of early intervention programmes of care for people with musculoskeletal (MSK) health conditions, mainly osteoarthritis.

Arthritis New Zealand delighted to have Governor General accept Patronage

Peter Larmer, President of Arthritis New Zealand, was delighted to announce to the attendees at the organisation’s ...

There will still be Arthritis New Zealand support in Manawatu

 New Zealand generally has a shortage of rheumatologists. “Until recently Manawatu has been one of the better ...

Arthritis: Demand for treatment outstrips supply

“If the government is serious about addressing the needs of the hundreds of thousands of people with osteoarthritis, and reducing the pressure on joint replacement surgery they need to invest as much in early intervention and primary prevention programmes to achieve a long term dividend in the form of a reduced health burden.

Information in light of the Havelock North incident: What is arthritis?

Despite arthritis being the leading cause of disability in NZ and more than 620,000 with a diagnosis, there still ...

12 things you probably didn’t know about gout

Gout is a form of arthritis – it’s the second most common form of arthritis in New Zealand. Gout is caused by too

Scleroderma: hard to say, harder to live with

Wednesday 29th June is World Scleroderma Day and Arthritis New Zealand, joins organisations around the world to ...

To young people with arthritis: Don’t give up on your dreams

Getting arthritis as a teenager changed his life forever, but James did not let it stop him from following his dream of a rugby career. He made his debut for Tasman Makos in 2012 and was then named in the Chiefs Super Rugby squad for 2014.

Arthritis treatment: Surgery numbers limping along

Arthritis treatment: Surgery numbers limping along

Ankylosing Spondylitis: it could surprise you

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) which is a form of arthritis can be difficult for anyone to pronounce correctly. ...

Osteoarthritis: Targets might be met but need is clearly not

 “There are more people wanting hip and knee joint replacements than can be managed by District Health Boards ...

When it comes to arthritis: knowledge is power

Arthritis New Zealand are urging people to learn more about this debilitating condition by coming along to a Public

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