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Public health focuses on finding evidence-based ways to prevent disease, prolong life and promote the health of everyone. Therefore the Public Health Association of New Zealand | Kāhui Hauora Tūmatanui (PHANZ) looks for organised ways to:

  • Encourage equal access to health care and resources for every New Zealander
  • Improve conditions, and influence policies and legislation that affect everybody’s health
  • Provide a collective voice on public health issues 
  • Support organisations to work together
  • Provide national, regional and local events to share information and ideas
  • Support Māori and Pasifika people in public health


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NZ Transitions to HPV Test for Cervical Screening in 2023

From July 2023, the primary test for cervical screening will change to a human papillomavirus (HPV) test, with the option of self-testing


Te KōKī Hauora - the Māori Public Health Network

Te Kōkī Hauora (Māori Public Health Network) was established in June 2020, from the increasing pressures that Māori workforce within Public Health Units were experiencing. Covid19 exacerbated inequities and institutional failures that already existed within Public Health services. Therefore, there is some urgency to support the Māori workforce to minimise future workforce turnover and to prepare the sector for ongoing and future public health challenges.


Post-Budget Breakfast Child Poverty Event

The post-budget breakfast analysed the impact of Budget 2023 on child poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand. This event was hosted by the Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHANZ) Wellington branch, together with the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Social Justice Group of St Peter’s on Willis, Te Aro, Wellington.


Pae Ora: ensuring a healthy future for all – including Asian and Ethnic minorities

Recently, CAHRE held a panel discussion on Pae Ora and Ethnic Minority Health at its National Symposium. The session led to a passionate and wide-ranging discussion involving conference attendees that included health practitioners, service managers, academics, researchers, representatives from government and non-government sectors and communities.

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