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Funding for Medicine in New Zealand w/ Fiona Tolich: November 18, 2021

Funding for Medicine in New Zealand w/ Fiona Tolich: November 18, 2021

Funding for Medicine in New Zealand w/ Fiona Tolich: November 18, 2021 Funding for Medicine in New Zealand w/ Fiona Tolich: November 18, 2021, 11.45 MB
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Earlier today, the International Comparison of Modern Medicines published a report looking at the public funding of modern medicine in 20 OECD countries. The report showed that New Zealand was in desperate need of access to modern medicine. Patient Voices Aotearoa has long been campaigning for a double and triple in funding for access to modern medicine. The organisation presented their petition to parliament in May 2021, which called for immediate funding. Joe talks to Fiona Tolich from Patient Voice Aotearoa about this need for funding and why it’s so crucial amidst the current COVID environment.