RACISM
 

Cancer inequities - caused by racism, inaction and inequitable decisions can be found across the cancer continuum and the health system. Racism is intolerable and must be called out at every opportunity.

 

 & ANTI-TIRITISM

E te whānau, 

Alongside Cancer Society and other health sector NGOs we support the establishment of the Māori Health Authority. This open letter below responds to comments by Christopher Luxon and David Seymour that they would scrap the Māori Health Authority.

Health sector NGOs support Māori Health Authority in open letter to National/Act

14th April, 2022


Kia ora Christopher Luxon and David Seymour

We stand in solidarity with Māori leadership and are united behind the establishment of the Māori Health Authority / Te Mana Hauora Māori.

The establishment of the Māori Health Authority / Te Mana Hauora Māori is central to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and will help ensure everyone has the same access to good health outcomes.

We call on you to re-think your approach.

 


Ngā mihi

Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership

Cancer Society of New Zealand

Te ORA Māori Medical Practitioners

Kidney Health NZ

Hāpai Te Hauora

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

General Practice NZ

Support Crew - Hei Whare Āwhina

Stroke Foundation

Bowel Cancer New Zealand

CANTEEN

ASH - Action for Smokefree 2025

BCAC Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

Sweet Louise

Hospice Waikato

Te Hiku Hauora

BBM - Buttabean Motivation

Te Taurahere o Te Awakairangi

Tu Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust

Public Health Association of New Zealand

VA'A O TAUTAI - Centre for Pacific Health University of Otago

155 Whare Āwhina Community House

Te Awakairangi Health Network

TE AWHI

True Colours Childrens Health Trust

Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services

Te Mauri

Takiri Mai te Ata - Whānau Ora Collective

Gut Cancer Foundation

Te Kurahuna

InsideOUT Kōaro

Te Rau Ora

Piki Kotuku Speech Language Therapy

He Waka Tapu

Flying Geese

Otautahi Māori Womens Welfare League

New Zealand Dementia Foundation

Wainuiomata Marae

Mana Wahine

Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā o Aotearoa - Māori Pharmacists Association

Smear your mea

Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust

New Zealand Drug Foundation

Te Tahu Hikuroa Foundation

Leigh Development

Health Promotion Forum

Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust Inc

Hospice Far North

Hospice Mid Northland

Arohamai Cancer Support Services

Centre for Health Outcomes NZ -NZ Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Birth Rite Midwives

Network Waitangi Otautahi

New Zealand Nurses Organisation

New Zealand Nurses Organisation Cancer Nurses College

New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation

Talk Peach

AYA

Signatories to open letter now closed

Signatories to this open letter in support of the Māori Health Authority are now closed and we have sent the letter as of Thursday 14 April 2022. We had an extremely positive response, and we would like to thank the 60 NGOs and the 433 individuals who signed the letter and added their support within such a short timeframe.

If you missed the cut off to sign but would still like to get involved, you can write your own letter supporting the formation of the Māori Health Authority to:

Media enquiries

 

Cancer Society Medical Director Dr George Laking, Hei Āhuru Mōwai Chief Executive Moahuia Goza, and GM of Māori Health at Stroke Foundation Nita Brown are available for comments.

To schedule an interview, please contact:

Susan Barker | Communications Manager
027 882 4930
susan@cancer.org.nz 

While you are here.......

Check out our collaboration with Toby Morris which shows some of the drivers of inequitable cancer outcomes for Māori. 

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