Our aims -

  • Increase awareness of the prevalence of hypothyroidism, and the difficulties facing patients in obtaining a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment within the NZ Health system
  • Provide educational and emotional support to patients and their families.
  • Offer information on available treatment options for the general public and the medical profession
  • Provide advocacy on behalf of thyroid disorder sufferers (both hypo and hyper) with government and the medical professions
  • Help encourage people to actively participate in taking control of their own health
  • Pursue the need for open and free access to independent and accurate information both at the time of diagnosis and thereafter
  • See more alternative synthetic T4 medication permanently subsidised by Pharmac and to eventually obtain funding for Whole Thyroid Extract and T3 medication as well.