Monday 11 September 2023Waitaha Canterbury Pānui1 minute to read
In this edition of Te Whatu Ora Waitaha | Canterbury Pānui
It's Te Wiki o te reo Māori – Māori Language Week. We are celebrating the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand with a series of events, akoranga (lessons), competitions and gatherings for kaimahi (staff) this week.
Also, in this edition, we meet a specialist paediatric dentist getting out into the community to educate young children about dental health. After more than 30 years, the primary cervical screening test is changing from a pap smear to a human papillomavirus (HPV) test, which can be self-administered. This is expected to increase testing numbers, and contribute to a reduction in cervical cancer cases in New Zealand.
We share more images of spring in this week's pānui and draw attention to World Sepsis Day (13 September), Blue September (for prostate cancer) and Safe Mobility September.
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