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VMOKO brings health care to remote Far North

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Started by Moana Timoko 22 May 2014 1:08pm () Replies (1)

This is a link to the TV3 Campbell Live screening of: VMOKO brings health care to remote Far North

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A new trial called VMOKO in the far north is aiming to reduce easily treatable infections, but it's being done without doctors and patients ever meeting face to face.

Areas such as the Karikari Peninsula, which a harshly remote corner of the country, is one of the poorest regions in New Zealand, and one of the most affected by preventable sickness.

All too often, it is children who are being affected, by the most basic of complaints.

But untreated complaints can lead to widespread infection, blood poisoning, and in the worst case scenario, death.

Lachlan Forsyth took a visit up north to visit to Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Rangiawhia on the Karikari Peninsula, where the children get an education centred on Maori culture, and the principal and teachers double as doctors.

Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/VMOKO-brings-health-care-to-remote-Far-North/tabid/817/articleID/344380/Default.aspx

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