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To: MidCentral DHB, Ministry of Health

Reinstate Funding for Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective

Reinstate Funding for Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective

To find a way to reinstate the health funding commitment of over 30 years to Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective at the same level (as a minimum), that will soon be lost due to a recent decision by the MidCentral District Health Board.

Why is this important?

Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective is a unique, holistic, free, easily accessible women’s health service that has a proven track record over many years. It is now inter-generational in its reach, seeing the children, nieces and grandchildren of earlier clients. It is a ‘by women for women’ community development initiative that has always had a particular emphasis on addressing the health needs of low income wāhine/women (and their whānau) in a supportive, welcoming environment of manaakitanga and whanaungatanga. Poverty is a major concern of this government and this service helps to address this and other disadvantages that undermine the ability of women to access sensitive, responsive and empowering healthcare.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/110556016/community-support-swells-for-trusted-womens-health-centre

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/110396565/anger-and-dismay-about-threat-to-womens-health-service

Palmerston North, New Zealand

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Reasons for signing

  • Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective is an absolutely essential service for wāhine in the region and should not be encumbered by petty funding cuts.

Updates

2019-05-21 14:14:40 +1200

500 signatures reached

2019-04-15 12:50:32 +1200

100 signatures reached

2019-04-14 21:45:21 +1200

50 signatures reached

2019-04-14 14:03:56 +1200

25 signatures reached

2019-04-14 13:02:49 +1200

10 signatures reached