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Cervical screening poster

Cervical screening poster

National cervical screening started in 1990. The purpose of screening is to identify cancer in the early stages, when it is more easily and successfully treated. This 1995 poster targets Māori women. The words 'Atawhaitia Te Wharetangata' refer to the need for Māori women to look after their reproductive health.

Courtesy of the Ministry of Health

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-HEALTH-NZDH-1995-01

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Public health - Healthy bodies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/31375/cervical-screening-poster (accessed 24 September 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 7 Jul 2019 with assistance from Richard Edwards