Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency is a New Zealand departmental agency reporting directly to the Minister of Health. The Agency was created in recognition of the impact cancer has on the lives of New Zealanders and provides a sharp focus on this important health issue.
Te Aho o Te Kahu provides strong central leadership and oversight of cancer control. We lead and unite efforts to deliver better cancer outcomes for New Zealand. We are also accountable for ensuring transparency of progress towards the goals and outcomes in the National Cancer Action Plan.
In practice, this leadership and oversight is delivered through:
Cancer presents some unique challenges to the New Zealand health system:
We strive to achieve
We are driven to achieve a work programme that is:
Our strong commitment to the goal of achieving equity is embedded in all our processes and work.