Ngā Mataapuna Oranga has today kicked off a new immunisation campaign – Kia Puāwai, designed to support whānau decision making with regard to immunisations and provide easy access to services and support.
The Kaupapa Māori campaign is a collective response, working toward better health outcomes for Māori, led by Ngā Mataapuna Oranga and supported by a network of primary health providers from within the greater Tauranga Moana rohe; Ngā Kakano Foundation, Waitaha Hauora, Pirirākau Hauora, Te Puna Hauora ki Uta ki Tai, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tamawhariua and Te Manu Toroa.
With growing concerns and a calls for urgent action from health experts to address Aotearoa’s low rates of immunisation, and with the increase in COVID-19 cases being reported, it was important to launch our campaign, Kia Puāwai, ahead of summer, Nga Mataapuna Oranga, Chief Executive, Janice Kuka said.
Tauranga Moana has some of the lowest rates of immunisation in the country. Other than an informative website hub, we will be using iwi radio and social media to spread the message.
Many of our whānau are unsure or have pātai about immunisation. We have developed resources and factsheets to help whānau navigate those conversations.