Pioneering ideas to tackle major global health problems.


Working with people from commercial, government, community and academic organisations.


World leaders in smoking cessation, nutrition, m-health, physical activity and heart health research.

Global Reach

Delivering projects and programmes in Europe, the US, Asia, Pacific and Australasia.

Our Mission

Discovering innovative solutions to the world’s leading health problems 

31 March, 2017

HRC grant awarded to improve diabetes self management in young people

Diabetes is a major preventable disease. Lifestyle measures such as correct diet, regular exercise, and weight management are key supportive tools to controlling Type 2 diabetes and for reducing the risk of complications. In many cases Type 2 diabetes self-management also relies on controlling blood glucose levels through regular self-monitoring and taking medication. Read more
28 March, 2017

Study to adapt US app to help NZ’ers manage alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse significantly increases a person’s risk of physical, mental and emotional harm. It can also negatively impact upon families and communities. Although there are beneficial and cost-effective interventions available from a number of sources to support people who are drinking at harmful levels, few drinkers receive help to reduce their alcohol consumption. Read more
16 March, 2017

OLA-ORA Photo Competition

OL@-OR@ is a culturally tailored, personalised, mobile-phone delivered (mHealth) healthy lifestyle support programme for Māori and Pasifika in New Zealand. Partnering with Māori and Pacific leaders and communities is an important part of the programme’s design.

We'd like to invite you to take part in our photo competition, the theme is ‘What my Culture means to me’. Closing date Friday 24th March 2017. Please see our flyer for more information. There are several prizes and the winning photo will win a $100 voucher and could be featured on our website or in our APP for all to see! Read more

Measuring success

At NIHI we measure our success by our contribution to improving people's health in New Zealand and around the globe