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 

8 November, 2017

Smokefree2025 Research Symposium in Auckland, 30 November 2017

The National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), University of Auckland, together with ASPIRE2025, University of Otago, is hosting a one-day symposium in Auckland on November 30th to highlight research undertaken under the banner of these two groups to inform progress towards the national goal of becoming a Smokefree nation by 2025. Read more
8 October, 2017

New publication for IMPACT trial

A new publication arising from NIHI’s work with a cardiovascular polypill (the IMPACT trial) a few years ago, which was part of a wider international group of studies (the SPACE collaboration) has been published in the International Journal of Cardiology. The main outcome study was published in the British Medical Journal in 2014 Read more
8 September, 2017

SPARX now in Japan

Ayako Shimizu, a 30-year-old entrepreneur and head of online counseling firm Hikari Lab, has introduced a Japanese version of SPARX as a smartphone app. The NZ version has been adapted for Japanese users under an agreement with UniServices. 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