NCSP searching for Māori and Pacific advisory group members

Monday, March 7, 2022 - 16:19

The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) have plans to run an awareness campaign, for our wahine and whanau of Maori and Pacific ethnicities.

COVID-19 has had a negative impact on cervical screening.   

This campaign aims to awhi our whanau to have regular screening, ensuring culturally sensitive approaches to why screening is so important.

What am I joining?

There are two campaign advisory groups, one for Maori and one for Pacific

  • Acknowledging our whanau Maori come from various iwi, hapu, marae across Aotearoa
  • Acknowledging the cultures of Pacific whanau are distinct, and a ‘one size fits all’ approach will not work.

The campaign advisory groups are made up of Maori and Pacific who are experts in cervical screening, whether in the workforce on the ground, and importantly our whanau having screening.

The groups will work in partnership with the Ministry and our Maori creative agency / Pacific creative agency to inform, develop and make decisions on this campaign by Maori for Maori and by Pacific for Pacific.

The groups need more voices on board and are keen to have wider representation across Aotearoa.   

What is expected from me?

  • We expect the groups will meet separately on a monthly basis in the first instance to review and discuss social media content. 
  • However we expect the scope of the group will expand in the near future to include resource development, education and training as we near HPV self-sampling implementation in July 2023.
  • We are really keen to have you on aboard, please let us know if you’re interested and we can send some more detail.
  • This is a paid role
  • We will all benefit from your voice and to ensure we are undertaking a whanau-centric approach with equity as a priority, aligned with real korero.

Please contact Pamela Edmondson <[email protected]> with a blurb about you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Ngaa manaakitanga

Page last updated: 07 March 2022