Story: Pacific Island health

Encouraging cervical testing

Encouraging cervical testing

In 2010 the National Screening Unit of the Ministry of Health produced a series of television commercials, posters and print advertisements encouraging Pacific women to have regular cervical smear tests. The aim was to detect signs of cervical cancer before it became untreatable.

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Colin Tukuitonga, 'Pacific Island health - Diseases and disabilities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Colin Tukuitonga, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 9 Jan 2019