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Interim Health NZ chief: Breast screening review will focus on needs of women, particularly Māori

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Publish Date
Wed, 25 May 2022, 8:18am
Facebook posts have suggested having a mammogram will raise your chance of getting thyroid cancer. (Photo / Getty)
Facebook posts have suggested having a mammogram will raise your chance of getting thyroid cancer. (Photo / Getty)

Interim Health NZ chief: Breast screening review will focus on needs of women, particularly Māori

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 25 May 2022, 8:18am

An independent quality review of the national breast screening programme is underway.

It's been commissioned by Interim Health New Zealand, and will whether the nationwide service continues to deliver strong and equitable outcomes.

Chief Executive Margie Apa says it will have a strong focus on ensuring the needs of women, and particularly Māori women are being met.

The review's focus will be on the provision of the breast screening service between 2017 and this year.

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