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More than 500 people turned out to hear Massey University Professor Paul McDonald’s thoughts on New Zealand’s health and healthcare challenges during his nationwide speaking tour.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Health embarked on a six city speaking tour visiting Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, New Plymouth, Hawke’s Bay and Palmerston North.
Professor McDonald is calling for a rethink of our health system as New Zealand and the world urgently looks for solutions on how to more efficiently treat and prevent chronic illness, keep seniors healthy, improve worldwide nutrition, reduce health and income inequity and repel infectious disease.
Hundreds of Massey alumni, health professionals and students took up the challenge and joined the discussion.
Professor McDonald says: “It was wonderful to meet our alumni and learn how they are making an impact. It was a great opportunity to introduce them to the College of Health and show them how it is shaping the new New Zealand and taking the best of New Zealand to the rest of the world.”
Professor McDonald says there are viable, evidence-informed alternatives for dealing with the country’s future health and healthcare challenges:
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Created: 28/08/2015 | Last updated: 21/01/2016
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