Sadly, as many of you may have heard, this week Cabinet Minister Kiri Allan announced via social media she had been diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer. Along with the announcement, she put out a call to action for whānau to encourage sisters, mothers, daughters and friends to #SmearYourMea.
To improve cervical screening coverage and to contribute to reducing inequalities in health outcomes, funding is provided to all practices in all localities to ensure screening is provided at no cost to priority women.
Women eligible for New Zealand funded health care who are:
*can be eligible if under 25 and had started screening prior to November 2019.
Waikato has additional funding for the following people.
Selena Batt, Smoking Cessation and Screening Lead
021 411 245