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 

21 May, 2018

Text messages provide support for people with diabetes

An innovative University of Auckland trial using text messages has proven a success in getting people to manage their diabetes better.

Academics at the University’s National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), part of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, developed a text message based self-management programme. The Self-Management Support for Blood Glucose (SMS4BG) was designed to address the behaviours required for successful diabetes self-management.
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19 April, 2018

Māori and Pacific health app trialled

A healthy lifestyle app, which is being facilitated by NIHI, which has been developed for Māori and Pasifika people is being trialled and could be rolled out nationally next year.

The app takes a holistic view of health and is aimed not only at individuals but also encourages whānau and communities to work together to improve health and reduce non-communicable disease. Read more
12 April, 2018

NIHI awarded 2 x Explorer Grants

Congratulations to Gayl Humphrey and Dr Samantha Marsh who have been successful in the latest round of Explorer Grants funded by the Health Research Council. 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