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Dec 19, 2022, 9:57 PM
Rare Disorders NZ: December Update

In this issue: Announcing Rare Disorder Month 2023; Reflecting on the year that’s been; Petition on Pharmac’s review of rule 8.1b handed over at parliament; Manatū Hauora National Strategy for Rare Disorders Meeting Update; Rare Disorder Support group lead Hui; New Zealanders affected by rare disorders share their struggles with education system at international UN-agency meeting; Life-saving drug Trikafta to be funded for those with cystic fibrosis; Major overhaul of special education system announced; Spinraza to be funded from 1 January 2023; Precision health - Manatū Hauora’s proposed topic for first Long-term Insights Briefing; How you can help support our work; Thank you; Join us on social media.

Dec 19, 2022, 9:53 PM
Rare Disorders NZ: November Update

In this issue: Rare Disorders NZ and Costello Medical Roundtable; Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill; Win for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Community; Neurological Alliance Letters; New Zealand Selected for International Rare Disease Study; Health Quality and Safety Commission Consumer Code; Spotlight on the Board of Trustees; Rare Disease Day 2023; Save the Dates; How You Can Help; Join us on Social Media; Thank You to Sponsors.

Aug 27, 2022, 10:43 PM
Rare Disorders NZ: August Update

In this issue: Initial meeting with Ministry on new National Strategy for Rare Disorders; Rare Disorders NZ response to latest Pharmac update on Trikafta assessment; Helping GPs become more ‘Rare Aware’; Collective continues to grow; Video in GP clinics; Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards; Cycle success for Fragile X and Rare Disorders NZ; One Percent Collective; Thank you to sponsors.

Jul 1, 2022, 1:32 PM
Rare Disorders NZ: June Update

In this issue: Government commits to develop a strategy for rare disorders; The Pharmac Review; Rare Beer Challenge a huge success; Tattoo art auctioned for RDNZ; Governor General becomes patron of Rare Disorders NZ; Rare Disorders NZ's presence at the GP CME; GP Awareness video; Information packs to GPs; Global Genes Award nomination; New board member; Education highest needs review; Global conference on rare disease policy; Costello Medical Videos; Thank you to sponsors.

Apr 28, 2022, 10:52 PM
Rare Disorders NZ: April Update

In this issue: Voice of Rare Disorders White Paper launched; Raising awareness of rare disorders; Rare Disorders NZ on Nine to Noon; Trikafta Petition; Rare Beer Challenge; Education update on the Highest Needs Review; Mental Health and Wellbeing Submission; Roadside safety law could affect those with a rare disorder; Global Survey of Rare Disorder Diagnosis; Rare Disorder support groups; New private Māori Facebook group.

Mar 9, 2022, 11:29 PM
Rare Disorders NZ: February Update

In this issue: Rare Disease Day 28 February 2022; Pae Ora (Healthy Futures Bill); Rare Disorder videos at GP clinics and medical centres; Health Select Committee final response to Sue Haldane's petition; Rare Beer Challenge – Postponed; Takeda APAC Blood Summit; International Rare Disease showcase; COVID Vaccine Update

Feb 23, 2022, 2:44 PM
Rare Disorders NZ: December Update

In this issue: Global Recognition of Rare Diseases at United Nations; Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill; Submission to the Health Select Committee; Voice of Rare Disorders Survey 2021; Open letter to the Government to establish an innovative acceleration fund for PHARMAC; SMA takes centre stage at United Nations event; International Children’s Day; Rare Beer Challenge – 25 February 2022; COVID Vaccine Update.

Oct 13, 2021, 10:12 AM
Rare Disorders NZ: October Update

In this issue. International Children's Day Competition, Health Select Committee Hearing, Wellington Rare Disorder Catchup, The Medicine Gap, COVID Vaccine Update

Aug 2, 2021, 1:48 PM
Rare Disorders NZ: August update

In this issue: • Rare is everywhere: meet Prerna • Fair for Rare NZ: Chief Executive's update • PHARMAC Review panel presentation • Governor-General patronage • Disability Rights Commissioner meeting • Disorders not so rare: awareness article • Government to mandate folic acid in flour • Ministry of Health meeting: raising awareness of rare disorders

Jun 24, 2021, 4:20 PM
Rare Disorders NZ: June update

In this issue: • Rare is everywhere: meet Susannah • Fair for Rare NZ: Chief Executive's update • Letter to the NZ Ambassador to the UN • Patient Voice Aotearoa protest • PHARMAC Review: submission template • GP conference update • Tattoo art auction • Fair for Rare NZ campaign