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 to:
- Prevent as many cancers as possible
- Ensure early detection and diagnosis
- Provide high-quality treatment and care
- Help identify and address inequities in cancer care and treatment where they arise
Our work involves researching and analysing data and information to inform and implement best practice. This includes being the leading source of information on cancer control for people with cancer and their whānau, health care professionals and anyone else involved in cancer care.
We have quality improvement initiatives and projects underway that span across the cancer continuum. These all aim to improve cancer care outcomes for all New Zealanders.
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Our Teams - Ngā ohu mahi
Te Aho o Te Kahu is led by Chief Executive, Professor Diana Sarfati, 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:
Prioritisation, Innovation & Research
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 district health boards (DHBs) to facilitate and coordinate services across health providers at all levels.
Northern Regional Hub
Includes Northland, Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitemata DHBs.
Te Manawa Taki Regional Hub
Includes Waikato, Lakes, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti DHBs.
Central Regional Hub
Includes Taranaki, Whanganui, MidCentral, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast DHBs.
Southern Regional Hub
Includes Nelson/Marlborough, Canterbury, West Coast, South Canterbury and Southern DHBs.
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.