Access to Medicines Coalition (ATM)
The ATM combines the voices of a large number of non-government organisations advocating for improved access to medicines in New Zealand. Members of the coalition are all disease-specific groups that provide support, information/education, health promotion or clinical services to their constituent groups. Our aim is to reduce the number of people affected by the conditions we represent and to increase the health, wellbeing and quality of life of these individuals, their families and communities.
We believe the government of New Zealand has a responsibility to all New Zealanders to operate an equitable pharmaceutical funding system that places health outcomes as its primary priority and recognises its role as fundamentally integrated with the overall health system.
Members of ATM include:
- ADHD Association
- Alzheimers New Zealand
- Arthritis New Zealand
- Asthma New Zealand/The Lung Association
- Balance NZ – Bipolar and Depression Network
- Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition
- Cancer Society
- Carers New Zealand
- Continence Association
- Cystic Fibrosis Association New Zealand
- Diabetes New Zealand
- Diabetes Youth
- Epilepsy New Zealand
- IDFNZ - the Immune Deficiency Foundation
- Kidney Kids
- LAM trust
- Leukaemia and Blood Foundation of New Zealand
- Lysosomal Diseases New Zealand
- Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand
- Myeloma Matters
- New Zealand AIDS Foundation
- New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders
- Parkinsons New Zealand
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Prostate Cancer Foundation
- Supporting Families in Mental Illness NZ
Working group: John Forman (NZORD), Sarah Perry (Cancer Society), Nick Laing (NZ AIDS Foundation), Deirdre O'Sullivan (Parkinsons NZ), Bronwyn Gray (LAM Trust), Sandra Kirby (Arthritis Foundation), Pru Etcheverry (Leukaemia & Blood Foundation).
Communications: John Forman (NZORD).