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8,700 more Pacific Peoples need treatment to prevent gout arthritis each year to achieve equity
Pacific Peoples gout data insights report shows that access to preventive gout medicine remains inequitable.
COVID-19 Advice for People with Inflammatory Arthritis and Related Autoimmune Diseases
COVID-19 advice for people with inflammatory arthritis and related autoimmune diseases from Arthritis New Zealand and New Zealand Rheumatology Association.
If you have been using Humira Pharmac wants to hear from you
Pharmac has recently announced that most people using Humira will be required to move to a similar medicine called Amgevita between 1 March and 31 October 2022.
Arthritis New Zealand among top 5 finalists in ‘What’s Your Impact’ competition
Arthritis New Zealand among top 5 finalists in 'What's Your Impact' competition backed by BDO and ImpactLab.
Evaluation of the Mobility Action Plan (MAP)
The Mobility Action Plan is an effective early intervention programme for individuals with MSK conditions including arthritis.
Whanganui showing the way in rolling out a gout treatment programme
Arthritis NZ not surprised by Pharmac report showing that Māori do not receive medication they need to manage gout arthritis successfully.
COVID-19 vaccination in patients with inflammatory arthritis and related autoimmune diseases
People with rheumatic disease should get vaccinated against COVID-19, and observe all public health measures (such as mask wearing and hand washing) as recommended by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
Grappling With Gout
Martin Cheer has suffered some serious injuries in his life but says the pain from gout arthritis “has got to be the worst”.
Cancellation of national camps in 2022
Both our Teens camp in January and the Family camp in February have been cancelled. Please read for more information.
Dillon Scholarship Applications Now Open
The scholarship provides financial assistance to people with significant physical or intellectual disabilities in the Bay of Plenty who intend to pursue tertiary education.
Tackling an 800km eBike adventure with ankylosing spondylitis
Tama would appreciate it if followers of his journey could acknowledge the valuable work Arthritis New Zealand does by donating to his Donorbox page
My arthritis has helped me build resilience
Lucy’s new diagnosis is Seronegative Undifferentiated Spondyarthropathy, which is a type of inflammatory arthritis.
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