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O'Charlette Mougavalu

Royce Nathan

Mana Kidz Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme

Mana Kidz is a free, nurse led, school-based programme that provides comprehensive healthcare for all 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 Tamaki Health Care, Otara Union, Health Star Pacific, Turuki Health Care, Te Hononga O Tamaki Me Hoturoa, ProCare and the Papakura Marae.

Starting in July 2012, Mana Kidz clinics now operates in 61 primary and intermediate schools in 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.

At Mangere East Primary school, the clinic operates every morning between 9:30am- 1:00pm.

O'Charlette Mougavalu is the registered nurse (public Health nurse) employed by Counties Manukau Health (DHB) and Royce Nathan is the whānau support worker employed by Turuki Health Care.