Māori are more likely to die from cancer, heart failure and many more medical conditions than non-Māori – and it’s not just about poverty or lifestyle factors. Is denial about the cultural failings of our health system costing people's lives?
Aaron Smale reports.
We took a look at an RNZ National Radio News article about racism in the New Zealand health system and how that system fails Māori so often. If we needed further evidence to support our commitment to equity, click here to read more.
Whilst the focus of the article is cancer treatment, the links to other branches of health are there. For those seeking information about what we are doing in the Midland region about cancer, you can check out the work of the Midland Cancer Network here at: https://healthshare.health.nz/our-priorities/networks/cancer.
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