Centre for Women's Health Research—Te Tātai Hauora o Hine

Help us deliver our vision to eliminate preventable harm and death for women and children.

The Centre for Women's Health Research staff pose for a photo in front of Te Herenga Waka marae

With your support, we can further the potentially life-saving research the Centre undertakes and reduce the disparities in healthcare that profoundly affect our children, women, families and communities.

Founded in 2005 by Professor Beverley Lawton (Ngāti Porou) at the University of Otago, the Centre’s outstanding research programme is translational and outcome-focused. Using a research model that puts whānau at the centre, the Centre addresses both clinical issues and the systemic issues which impact on the lived reality of women and children.

Much of the Centre’s research focuses on improving outcomes for Māori women and their tamariki, who are disproportionately affected by disparities in healthcare provision. Past research has translated successfully into recommendations for health, government and community organisations.

"The Centre for Women’s Health Research works alongside protocol and policies so that women and their babies get the best possible care and avoid preventable harm and death. Your support will help us to implement results-driven interventions and bridge the gap for better health outcomes."
Professor Beverly Lawton, Director of the Centre for Women’s Health Research

The Centre’s research programme is creating measurable improvements in the health of women and children across New Zealand. Your support means we can sustain our researchers, build on our research programme and expand our local and global impact. Help us deliver our vision and make a real difference to the lives of women and children.

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We would welcome the chance to speak with you about your gift plans and how you can truly make a difference to the Centre.