23rd February 2018, Volume 131 Number 1470

Hei Āhuru Mōwai – National Māori Cancer Leadership Group

Māori New Zealanders suffer substantial inequities in health outcomes compared to non-Māori New Zealanders—and these inequities are perhaps most profound in the context of cancer. Māori are 20% more likely…

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Jason K Gurney, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington; 
Nina Scott, Public Health Physician, Waikato DHB, Hamilton; 
Gary Thompson, Chair: Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust, Kaiwhakarite Community Waikato, Morrinsville;
Stephanie Turner, Director of Maori Health MidCentral District Health Board, Rangitikei;
Jo Anson, Manager of Central Cancer Network, Palmerston North; 
Melissa Cragg, Principal Consultant of Karake Consultancy, Blenheim; 
Joanne Doherty, Independent Health Advisor, Researcher and Evaluator, Wellington;
Madeleine Wall, Radiologist, Wellington; George Laking, Medical Oncologist, Auckland;
Terina Moke, General Manager, Learning, Royal NZ College of General Practitioners, Wellington;
Rawiri Blundell, Maori Health Manager Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, Hamilton;
Pania Coote, District Manager Maori Health Southern District Health Board, Bluff.

Correspondence

Dr Jason K Gurney, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington.

Correspondence Email

jason.gurney@otago.ac.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

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