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Mana Kidz

Hei tīmatanga pai rawa
For the best start in life

Mana Kidz is a free nurse-led, school health programme which addresses important health issues for tamariki. Healthcare is delivered by registered nurses and whānau support workers who are based in schools during the school term.

At the centre of the Mana Kidz programme is rheumatic fever prevention, but comprehensive healthcare which includes vision and hearing checks, skin infection treatement and general health assessments is also provided.

There is no other programme in Aotearoa like Mana Kidz, and National Hauora Coalition is proud of the positive outcomes we have achieved. We have seen a significant reduction (more than 60%) in the number of tamariki developing acute rheumatic fever, tamariki are in hospital less often and are generally in better health. The schools we work with report better attendance and tamariki more engaged in class.

Mana Kidz supports tamariki in primary and intermediate schools in South Auckland, providing support to more than 34,000 tamariki across 88 schools.

We’re very grateful for the service Mana Kidz provides to our school. I think we need to make more of their expertise, in our school, with staff, students and community.

Mana Kidz fact file

Where is Mana Kidz located?

Mana Kidz provides healthcare to tamariki in the Counties Manukau District Health Board area. See where the Counties Manukau DHB area is.

How do whānau access the Mana Kidz programme?

Tamariki are enrolled in one of the 88 participating schools. Mana Kidz schools are decile 1-3 primary and intermediate schools in the Counties Manukau District Health Board area.

Do tamariki or their whānau have to be enrolled with a National Hauora Coalition general practice?

No.

What is the eligible age-range for the Mana Kidz programme?

5-13

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3 months ago
Mana Kidz

Kia ora whānau!

We're looking for participants in Tāmaki Makaurau to help us with a study on throat and skin swabs. Your answers will help to inform new guidelines, and we'll send a $40 supermarket voucher your way!

If you're interested or want to find out more, please get in touch with our kaimahi Tira Phillipson-Puna by email (tira@nhc.maori.nz) or by phone (027 211 8420)
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Kia ora whānau!

Were looking for participants in Tāmaki Makaurau to help us with a study on throat and skin swabs. Your answers will help to inform new guidelines, and well send a $40 supermarket voucher your way!

If youre interested or want to find out more, please get in touch with our kaimahi Tira Phillipson-Puna by email (tira@nhc.maori.nz) or by phone (027 211 8420)
9 months ago
Mana Kidz

Kia ora whanaau!

Years 1-8 can return to school on a part time basis from today. The Mana Kidz health teams are open and are working with your schools to best meet your health needs.

If tamariki are unwell, please stay at home. Feel free to contact us on 0800 MK TEAM (0800 65 8326) if you have any concerns or questions.
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Kia ora whanaau!

Years 1-8 can return to school on a part time basis from today. The Mana Kidz health teams are open and are working with your schools to best meet your health needs.

If tamariki are unwell, please stay at home. Feel free to contact us on 0800 MK TEAM (0800 65 8326) if you have any concerns or questions.
9 months ago
Mana Kidz

Mā Tātou, Mō Tātou
Werohia!Vaxx site! The full team will be out and about this SUNDAY, with kai, music and vouchers. Come and join us Whānau 💯
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Mā Tātou, Mō Tātou 
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