Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Aho o Te Kahu
Welcome to Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency
Te Aho o Te Kahu is a government agency created in recognition of the impact cancer has on the lives of New Zealanders. We lead and unite efforts to deliver better cancer outcomes for Aotearoa New Zealand. Te Aho o Te Kahu is guided by the goals and outcomes in the National Cancer Action Plan 2019-2029.
Our name Te Aho o Te Kahu means the central thread (Te Aho) of the cloak (Te Kahu) and refers to the role we play in uniting and aligning all the service providers, organisations and people across the cancer continuum who wrap a protective cloak around those with cancer. The name was gifted by Hei Āhuru Mōwai, the Māori Cancer Leadership Network.
Our Vision Tō Tātou Whāinga
Fewer cancers Kia whakaiti iho te mate pukupuku
Better survival Kia runga noa ake te mataora
Equity for all Kia taurite ngā huanga
In this video, Te Aho o Te Kahu Chief Executive, Prof. Diana Sarfati, introduces the Cancer Control Agency.