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Kia ora Hauora

Recruit, Retain and Revitalise the Māori health workforce!

Whakamau, Whakau, Whakaora i te Ao Māori!

Kia Ora Hauora (KOH) the ‘Māori Health as a Career Programme’ is a national Māori health workforce development programme that was established in 2009 to increase the overall number of Māori working in the health and disability sector. We support growth in the Māori health workforce that is more reflective of the communities the workforce serves and supports.

Kia Ora Hauora engages with Māori students, current health workers, and community members seeking a career in health. We promote health careers, both clinical and non-clinical. We are an information hub that provides knowledge, tools and resources to get you started on a health career pathway.

No matter what stage of the decision-making process you are in, we can assist and support a better understanding of the exciting professions in healthcare. We provide increased opportunities for Māori to see the ‘health sector in action’ through mentoring and local events. This includes open days, hospital visits, science days, wānanga, café, workshops and tertiary events.

The programme is sponsored by Tumu Whakarae, the National Reference Group of Māori Health Strategy Managers within District Health Boards and the Ministry of Health. Kia Ora Hauora is led by four regional District Health Board (DHB) hubs who actively deliver the programme within their regions.

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