Endometriosis New Zealand Advocacy Work

We actively engage with the New Zealand government to advocate for the lives of those impacted by endometriosis in New Zealand. Below is some of the work we have done to progress this goal.

Briefing to the Incoming Minister

With the recent changes in government at the end of 2023, Endometriosis New Zealand developed a briefing to the incoming Ministers to advocate for a specific endometriosis national action plan.

Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health Women’s Health Strategy

In July 2023, Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health released Aotearoa New Zealand’s first Women’s Health Strategy.

Endometriosis New Zealand Women’s Health Strategy Submission

Endometriosis New Zealand submitted on this strategy prior to its release to advocate for Manatū Hauora to include endometriosis in the release.

Our submission specifically called for for the development of a national endometriosis action plan, similar to that which was successfully implemented in Australia. Such a plan will provide a clear pathway to address endometriosis, through enhanced education, increased awareness, improved clinical management and care, and focused research initiatives.

Endometriosis New Zealand would like to sincerely thank everyone in our community who sent in a personal submission, as well as New Zealand’s two other endometriosis charities, Insight Endometriosis and Endo Warriors Aotearoa, who also supported our submission.

Press Releases on our advocacy work

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