Mana Kidz is a free, nurse-led, school-based programme that provides comprehensive healthcare for children in the Counties Manukau Health region. The programme is led by the National Hauora Coalition in partnership with Counties Manukau Health and is supported by local providers: Kidz First, East Tāmaki Health Care, Health Star Pacific, Turuki Health Care, Te Hononga O Tāmaki Me Hoturoa, South Seas, Tongan Health Society and Papakura Marae.
Starting in July 2012, Mana Kidz clinics now operate in 88 primary and intermediate schools in the Otara, Mangere, Manurewa, Franklin and Papakura communities. 65 school clinics have a registered nurse and whānau support worker providing healthcare including rheumatic fever prevention services, skin infection treatment and management and health assessments. 23 school clinics have a registered nurse who provides child health assessments and management.
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How do I access this service?
Through the participating schools.
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- Rheumatic fever
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Mana Kidz clinics operate in 88 primary and intermediate schools in the Otara, Mangere, Manurewa, Franklin and Papakura communities of Auckland. 65 school clinics have a registered nurse and whānau…
Mana Kidz is available free to children at the school-based clinics.
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This page was last updated at 11:56AM on October 10, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Mana Kidz.