The NGO Council supports the work of the Ministry of Health by providing an effective and efficient mechanism to engage and promote NGO perspectives. The Council has a core role in supporting the Ministry to communicate directly with the NGO sector and to ensure that decisions are made with full knowledge of this sector’s contribution. The Council provides Network members with opportunities to promote best practice and learnings, network and empower the NGO sector to be heard.
Health and Disability Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and the Ministry of Health are working together to build a stronger relationship. Membership of the NGO Health & Disability Network is free and open to any non-profit New Zealand health or disability provider that receives Vote Health funding (ie, funding from the Ministry of Health and/or a DHB).
Information from the Ministry is shared through the Network as part of the commitment to the Framework for Relations between the Ministry of Health and Health/Disability Non-Government Organisations, which has a particular focus on communication, capability/capacity building and consultation.