Our mission

To support, assist and promote better health care and well-being for patients and their families/​whānau living with a rare disorder in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders (NZORD) was established in September 2000. NZORD offers a central starting point for patients and families affected by rare disorders, and helps families, patients and healthcare providers find essential information and support groups.

NZORD is the only umbrella group for rare disorders in New Zealand and provides a strong common voice to advocate for an equitable healthcare system that works for the more than 377,000 Kiwis with a rare condition.