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Help to boost Pasifika vaccination rates
28 September 2021
We want to spread the word about a video presentation in Tongan that explains how the Pfizer vaccine works.

Tongan immunologist Chris Puli’uvea and virologist Dr...
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BLOG: A fighting chance to save women's lives
30 June 2021
 By Kate Moodabe GM, Total Healthcare PHO

COVID-19 doesn’t deserve to get all the attention it does, while our dear old friend the human papilloma virus...
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Total Healthcare's 2021/2022 Business Plan released
21 June 2021
At Total Healthcare we're setting out our 2021/2022 plans to help improve the health and wellbeing of the people we serve, with a particular emphasis...
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Total Healthcare and DHBs to launch HPV self-testing research programme in Auckland
24 May 2021
Waitematā DHB, Auckland DHB, Counties Manukau Health and Total Healthcare PHO will offer HPV self-testing at select Local Doctors clinics from June 2021, as part...
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Fun family event brings key health messages to Māngere
24 May 2021
From a lively Zumba class to free blood pressure checks, there was plenty to draw the crowds at the Your Health Matters event held in Māngere...
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New youth council gives rangatahi a seat at the table  
21 May 2021
Members of the Youth Advisory Council and Tāmaki Health/Total Healthcare PHO board. From left: Prag Pasad, Florida Mataio, Willie Ropata, Samiya Patel, Rakesh Patel, Tejas...
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Total Healthcare wellbeing programme scoops top mental health award
18 May 2021
The Total Healthcare Wellness Support Team this week won the Best mental health programme award at the prestigious 2021 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards —...
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COVID-19 vaccine FAQ video with Samoan subtitles
4 May 2021
In early March, the Ministry of Health and Ministry for Pacific Peoples held a series of Zoom fono to provide information for Pacific communities about...
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Total Healthcare's Wellness Support Team named as finalists in NZ Primary Healthcare Awards
3 May 2021
Total Healthcare is thrilled to be named as a finalist in the 2021 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards| He Tohu Mauri Ora. 

The PHO's innovative Wellness...
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Ranjna Patel named Trade Me Innovator of the Year
4 April 2021
Ranjna Patel has been named Trade Me New Zealand Innovator of the Year Te Pou Whakairo o te Tau at the New Zealander of The...
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Get social with us
19 March 2021
Total Healthcare is now on Facebook and LinkedIn! Follow us on each to see important health updates and resources for the community, the latest news from...
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Ranjna Patel: New Zealander of the Year finalist
12 March 2021
Congratulations to Ranjna Patel, who has been named as one of three finalists in the 2021 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards ­­– Ngā...
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Zoom fono being held on vaccinations for Pacific communities
1 March 2021
The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) are co-hosting a series of Zoom fono to provide information for our communities around...
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Government praises Total Healthcare PHO’s commitment to Māori and Pasifika health
18 February 2021
From left, chief executive officer Mark Vella, Board chair William Kato Ropata, and Board of Trustees members Tupou Manapori, Dr Richard Hulme, Dr Mahesh Patel...
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BLOG: Future-proofing healthcare delivery though prevention
9 November 2020
By Mark Vella
CEO, Total Healthcare PHO

It has been hugely rewarding to see how the network of PHOs around the country kicked into action in 2020,...
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Focus on jobs for school leavers
9 November 2020
South Auckland’s Tangaroa College has tackled the uncertainty of the job market for school leavers in 2020 with a practical transition programme, in which Total...
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Lifting the lip on oral health
9 November 2020
Our provider group Tāmaki Health will be working to improve oral health in children in 2020. 

Due to COVID-19, about 2000 Auckland children have had to...
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Increase in Māori use of mental health services
9 November 2020
The past six months has seen a significant upswing in use of our wellness support programmes, including our online virtual consults, among Māori enrolled in...
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Milestone celebration for groundbreaking maternity programme
15 October 2020
Associate minister of health the Hon Jenny Salesa was on hand to help Total Healthcare mark the 500th young mum through its groundbreaking Maternity Coordination...
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BLOG: NZ is falling behind on bowel cancer screening
24 September 2020
What is the MoH doing to build our colonoscopy capacity?

By Kate Moodabe
GM, Total Healthcare PHO

So far, Māori and Pasifika have been the losers in...
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Fast track cervical cancer testing and save lives
8 September 2020
Opinion piece featured in the NZ Herald on 8 Sep 2020

By Kate Moodabe
GM, Total Healthcare PHO

Professor Peter Davis wrote a recent column (NZ Herald, August 31) about the failings...
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BLOG: Scale and agility of network ensures we are COVID-ready
7 September 2020
By Mark Vella
CEO, Total Healthcare PHO

When COVID-19 hit our shores in January this year, Total Healthcare and our provider network Tāmaki Health were ready to hit the...
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BLOG: COVID lessons must be applied to wider health issues
1 September 2020
By Kate Moodabe
GM, Total Healthcare PHO

One thing the New Zealand health sector has learned about delivery of care in 2020 is that we have...
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BLOG: Let’s fast track a test for cervical cancer and save lives
6 August 2020
By Kate Moodabe
GM, Total Healthcare PHO

Good news: we now have an accurate test for markers of cervical cancer that Kiwi women can use themselves...
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New virtual platform makes healthcare accessible for all
1 August 2020
New Zealanders can now book a virtual consultation with a doctor wherever they are in the country with the launch of online health consultation platform, Bettr.

Local...
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Ghandi nivas sees subtantial reduction in family harm
30 July 2020
A community-based programme has shown support for families experiencing family harm by working directly with perpetrators, reducing reoffending by almost 60% over five years.

Total Healthcare...
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New self-test for cervical cancer can save lives
7 July 2020
Providing Māori and Pacific Island women with a new way to be screened for cervical cancer could help reduce the mortality rate of the disease...
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Giving our high-needs children the best start to life
7 July 2020
Our Maternity Coordination Service has helped more than 400 young pregnant Māori and Pacific women to secure health and social services support since its launch 18 months...
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BLOG: Robust systems will be needed to protect community funding
23 June 2020
By Mark Vella
CEO, Total Healthcare PHO

There are a number of positives in the Government’s recent Health and Disability System Review and its focus on population health and...
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Mapping measles and COVID reaps rewards
9 May 2020
A Total Healthcare/Tāmaki Health measles campaign won the Spark Excellence in information technology award at the inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards in February.

Our novel...
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Maternity coordination service puts young mum in control
7 May 2020
When Ana Woonten first found out she was pregnant, she was full of anxiety about what lay ahead. Ana had only recently turned 20, and...
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Unmasking the brave COVID-19 testers
6 May 2020
When Dr Alistair Sullivan and his urgent care team were given the go-ahead to set up the country’s first COVID-19 testing stations they pulled out...
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Novel FlexiHubs deliver safe care
4 May 2020
The swift introduction of novel FlexiHubs that deliver safe in-clinic patient care has been an unqualified success for our provider network Tāmaki Health over the...
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