Facilitating the wellness of women and girls through professional education,awareness and research programmes,offering strength through sup
Providing core services focusing on education, information and support including national free phone, presentations and workshops, current expert resources, newsletters and free membership and fostering research emphasising adolescent endometriosis. Specialised educational programmes tailored to the national health curriculum, workplace and hospitals, set the organisation apart.
ENZ received the Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Womens' Health, 1997, CEO Deborah Bush received QSM for services to Womens' health, 2003, Health Innovation Award finalist 2007 for the educational 'me' (menstrual health and endometriosis) programme in schools. At the international forefront, 'me' shows a threefold increase in young women diagnosed. Early intervention improves life quality and protects fertility.
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Endometriosis New Zealand (ENZ) supports the 130,000 New Zealanders with endometriosis & their whānau. ENZ receives NO government funding & depends on donations to provide support & programmes to schools, communities, workplaces, & medical professionals.
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Endometriosis affects at least 1 in 10 girls & women, is familial, non-discriminatory & estimated more prevalent than the combined numbers with breast & prostate cancer, diabetes I & II & AIDS in 15-49 age group. Symptoms are debilitating impacting on quality of life & affecting schooling, career, relationships, mental health and compromising fertility. Awareness & symptom recognition is poor eg 8+ year diagnostic delay. There are no NZ treatment guidelines which can mean hit & miss treatments & misdiagnosis. It is a huge fiscal & human burden costing NZ millions in absenteeism & 11 working hours per woman/week in lost productivity. Your DONATION helps!