July 11, 2013
Collaboration to cut smoking
The director of a new National Māori Tobacco Leadership Service believes it will make a significant contribution to making Aotearoa smokefree by 2025.
Zoe Martin-Hawke has a track record of managing public health teams and developing Māori strategies to address health issues.
She says the service will build on work done by Hapai Te Hauora Tapui and Action on Smoking and Health to reduce tobacco related harm inequalities for Māori.
"There is more mahi to do and collectively, with Hapai there as well and some collective strategies we are going to be a force to be reckoned with," Mrs Martin-Hawke says.
The service is set to launch in the next three months.
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