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New CE appointed to Te Aho o Te Kahu

Hei Āhuru Mōwai welcomes the appointment of Mr Rami Rahal as the new Chief Executive of Te Aho o Te Kahu, Cancer Control Agency starting on Monday 10 July. Our co-chair Dr Nina Scott was on the interview and selection panel responsible for this appointment.
Many of our members know Rami well and are thrilled to have someone of his standing in the international cancer community leading Te Aho o Te Kahu. Rami has shown an unwavering commitment to cancer care over the last 30 years. He is a proven leader within the health and cancer system in Canada and has dedicated his career to improving outcomes for those affected by cancer, with a particular focus on better outcomes for indigenous populations. 

For the last 12 years, he has held senior leadership roles at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (Canada’s national cancer agency), most recently as Vice President, Cancer Systems, Performance and Innovation.

Hei Āhuru Mōwai would also like to thank Acting Chief Executive Nicola Hill for all her mahi over the last 12 months alongside our passionate and dedicated cancer sector.

We look forward to manaaki and supporting Rami's orientation to Aotearoa New Zealand and Te Aho o Te Kahu, deepening our partnership as we strive toward our vision to embed rangatiratanga into cancer control, ensure cancer inequities between Māori and non-Māori are eliminated, and better cancer prevention and outcomes are achieved for whānau Māori.

Hei Āhuru Mōwai win the Courageous Leadership Award

National Hauora Coalition Awards  

We are honoured to have been awarded the “Tohu Hautoa”, Courageous Leadership Award at the National Hauora Coalitions Mana Whānau Tohutanga Awards evening. The award recognised our leadership in the efforts to reduce the Bowel Screening age for Māori from 60 to 50 years.


This change was widely accepted as an important step toward improving equity for Māori. In accepting the award Dr Nina Scott was quick to acknowledge that the award was not achieved through our efforts alone but by the efforts of so many and that we were very happy to receive this tribute on everyone's behalf.

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