Māori health

As a population group, Māori have on average the poorest health status of any ethnic group in New Zealand.

This is not acceptable, and the Government and the Ministry of Health have made it a key priority to reduce the health inequalities that affect Māori. If Māori are to live longer, have healthier lives, and fulfil their potential to participate in New Zealand society, then the factors that cause inequalities in health need to be addressed.

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