Gary Thompson and Diana Sarfati
The hand over

The Gifting of 'Te Aho o Te Kahu'

On 18 June, 2020 at a ceremony hosted in parliament we formally gifted the name 'Te Aho o Te Kahu' to the new National Cancer Control Agency.

Te Aho o Te Kahu was chosen in consultation with whānau and morehu who requested a name that was warm, felt like kotahitanga and one that did not have the word cancer in it.

The name gives clear guidance to the agency to unify the many strands of cancer control whilst simultaneously driving equity into every part of the cancer continuum.

The name given by Matua Gary Thompson and Dame Naida Glavish also has pou whirinaki; Moahuia Goza and Kiingi Hepi who will help ensure that reducing cancer inequities are at the top of every cancer control agenda.

Te Aho o Te Kahu can be contacted via

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