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Turia: Fund For Maori Health Group Opens

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Tariana Turia. Pic: NZPA
Tariana Turia. Pic: NZPA

Tariana Turia is pleased to announce that the Government's fund for Maori health providers opens today.

Approximately $8.9 million will be available to more than 250 Maori-owned health providers and organisations throughout Aotearoa under the 2009/10 Maori Provider Development Scheme.

"Māori health providers are charged with the huge task of improving the health status of Māori, and I encourage them to use this fund to help them where it can," Mrs Turia said. "Maori must be able to participate in and contribute to strategies for Maori health improvement and this fund is one way that will support them in doing that."

Among other things, the scheme supports the growth of a skilled health workforce, better integration and co-ordination of health services. As the Associate Minister of Health, Mrs Turia is responsible for Maori health, including, Maori provider development.

More information about the fund and applications for it can be downloaded from the Ministry of Health website (www.moh.govt.nz).

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