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, Otara Union, Health Star Pacific, Turuki Health Care, Te Hononga O Tāmaki Me Hoturoa, ProCare and Papakura Marae.
Starting in July 2012, Mana Kidz clinics now operate in 61 primary and intermediate schools in the Otara, Mangere, Manurewa and Papakura communities. Each school clinic has a registered nurse and whānau support worker providing healthcare including rheumatic fever prevention services, skin infection treatment and management and health assessments.
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Mana Kidz clinics are open Monday to Friday within each school term.
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Mana Kidz is available free to children at the school-based clinics.