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To: The Government
Urgent call for FREE cervical screening!
Cervical cancer is now preventable.
The new screening programme must be FREE OF CHARGE.
Please become a champion to eradicate cervical cancer in Aotearoa in our lifetime - sign this petition, share it on social media and let your MP know that the upcoming programme should be at no cost to you or your whānau.
Why is this important?
The National Screening Unit is currently planning for the upcoming HPV cervical screening programme, due to start later this year. This will be the ONLY national health screening programme not fully funded by the Government.
To ensure costs for screening and follow-up tests are not barriers, we are calling for a fully funded, equitable screening programme. This includes FREE screening and follow-up, diagnosis, and treatment.
Unless urgent action is taken by the Government to change what is proposed, there will be preventable deaths from cervical cancer.
Whānau need their kuia, taua, māmā, whaea and tamāhine, to flourish. No one should die of this preventable cancer.
Please sign and share this petition - ngā mihi.
On behalf of the many who want this change, those who are undergoing treatment, and in memory of those who have tragically lost their lives to this cancer.
This petition is supported by Mana Wāhine, Te Tātai Hauora o Hine (National Centre for Women's Health Research Aotearoa), Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the New Zealand College of Primary Health Care Nurses, Tū Ora Compass Health, Family Planning New Zealand, the Public Health Association of New Zealand, The New Zealand College of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Dr Hinemoa Elder, Mayor Tory Whanau, The Cause Collective, Lingy Noiid, and Te Awakairangi Health Network.
Please note, in addition to individual signing, endorsement from organizations is welcome and can be detailed above.
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