Mō mātou mahi
Our programme of work is wide-ranging and is tended to by dedicated teams, committed to improving cancer care and making a meaningful difference to all New Zealanders.
Te Aho o Te Kahu works with partners across the cancer continuum with a focus on:
- cancer prevention
- early detection and diagnosis
- high-quality treatment and care
- identifying and addressing inequities in cancer care and treatment where they arise.
Our work involves researching and analysing data to inform and implement best practice.
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Our Teams - Ngā ohu mahi
Te Aho o Te Kahu is led by Tumuaki Chief Executive, Rami Rahal, who is responsible for leading the organisation and overseeing its activities.
Te Aho o Te Kahu is made up of five workstreams to deliver on better cancer care outcomes:
Clinical Advisory Team
These teams are supported by the Office of the Chief Executive and four regional hubs that enable local and national cancer service delivery.
Regional hubs - Ngā tari a-rohe
Te Aho o Te Kahu includes four regional hubs: Northern, Te Manawa Taki, Central and Southern. These hubs support the implementation of the national programme set by Te Aho o Te Kahu to maintain local innovation while ensuring consistent planning and delivery of cancer service improvement across the country. The Regional Managers in each hub are members of the leadership team within Te Aho o Te Kahu.
The hubs work closely with Te Whatu Ora across its national, regional and district levels (previously District Health Boards or DHBs) to facilitate and coordinate services across health providers at all levels.
Northern Regional Hub
Includes Northland, Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitemata Districts of Te Whatu Ora.
Te Manawa Taki Regional Hub
Includes Waikato, Lakes, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti Districts of Te Whatu Ora.
Central Regional Hub
Includes Taranaki, Whanganui, MidCentral, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast Districts of Te Whatu Ora.
Southern Regional Hub
Includes Nelson/Marlborough, Canterbury, West Coast, South Canterbury and Southern Districts of Te Whatu Ora.
Networks - Ngā hononga-ā-iwi
Te Aho o Te Kahu also works closely with the following networks to support better cancer outcomes for children, and adolescents and young adults.
The National Child Cancer Network brings together health professionals, carers and stakeholder organisations to work collaboratively and provide leadership for service development across child cancer services in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
The AYA Cancer Network Aotearoa connects hands-on healthcare and support providers from many disciplines and organisations. AYA works to improve cancer services for adolescent and young adult New Zealanders.