A mobile cervical screening clinic will be set up outside Puke Ariki in New Plymouth

A mobile cervical screening clinic will be set up outside the museum in New Plymouth later this month, providing information and Pap smear tests.

A Tui Ora team will be based outside Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, from September 12-15 as part of the Maori health organization’s efforts to connect with women who are late for a test. smear.

About 50 women die each year in New Zealand from cervical cancer and September is Cervical Screening Awareness Month.

In New Zealand, approximately 160 women develop cervical cancer each year. Since the launch of the national cervical screening program in 1990, the incidence of cervical cancer has decreased by approximately 50%.

* Experts want home testing for cervical cancer to be introduced immediately after 50,000 missed smears during lockdown
* Women continue to die from preventable cervical cancer as self-test screening is delayed

Tui Ora tried to connect with late women and a unique pop-up clinic held in Maratahu St, New Plymouth saw 26 women, including some who hadn’t had a pap smear in over 10 years.

This is part of Tui Ora’s support for I AM HANA – the celebration of the life and works of Hana Te Hemara, who died of cervical cancer at the age of 59.

Last Saturday, Tui Ora partnered with Waitara Health and held a clinic where 30 women had Pap smears.

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