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Find out what has been happening at the National Centre for Women's Health Research Aotearoa.

Professor Bev Lawton holds up the self-test swab

Te Ara Waiora: HPV self-test trial in Northland underway

A cervical self-screening test has been launched at Northland general practices as part of a study by Te Tātai Hauora o Hine with Mahitahi Hauora.

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Centre Director wins 2021 Women of Influence award

Professor Bev Lawton, Director of Te Tātai Hauora o Hine, has won the Innovation, Science & Health category in the 2021 Women of Influence Awards.

New name reflects University’s strengths and impact of research

The Centre for Women’s Health Research is now called Te Tātai Hauora o Hine—National Centre for Women’s Health Research Aotearoa (NCWHRA).

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$1.4m research grant for maternity project

Enabling access to more timely, appropriate care for pregnant women in Porirua will be the focus of a new integrated hub.

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Aotearoa’s maternity system found to privilege whiteness

Study shows that evidence-based medical care is systematically advantaging and privileging outcomes for some women within Aotearoa's maternity system

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Study shows preventability of adverse fetal or neonatal outcomes

Study shows more than half of adverse fetal or neonatal outcomes linked to women with life-threatening complications in pregnancy could have been prevented.

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Call for government to ‘push the button’ on self-testing

Professor Bev Lawton and Research Fellow Anna Adcock have been in the media calling for the government to introduce self-testing for the human papillomavirus.

Centre Director up for 2020 Wellingtonian of the Year Award

Professor Beverley Lawton, Director of Te Tātai Hauora o Hine—the Centre for Women’s Health Research, is a finalist in the education category of the awards.

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Self-administered cervical screening may save lives

Centre research has shown the offer of an HPV self-test could increase the uptake of cervical screening by almost three times for under-screened Māori women.

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Centre update event—October 2020

A gathering of Centre supporters was held in October 2020, where Professor Bev Lawton provided an update on the work of the Centre.

Professor Bev Lawton presenting in the Te Herenga Waka marae

Beverley Lawton up for 2020 Women of Influence Award

Professor Beverley Lawton, Director of the Centre for Women’s Health Research, is a finalist in the Innovation, Science & Health category of the awards.

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Research to inform national cervical screening programme

University researchers received more than $1 million from the Health Research Council to develop an evidence-base for a national HPV screening programme.

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Preventing cervical cancer for rural Māori women

Researchers have been awarded nearly $1.3 million to explore how empowering rural communities could reduce barriers to screening and treatment of HPV for Māori.

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New toolkit aims to prevent maternity care inequities after lockdown

A toolkit has been developed by Centre researchers to connect pregnant women with time-sensitive care during the lockdown and beyond.