Taonga Tuku Iho – Treasures of our Heritage: Rongoā Development Plan overall aim is to provide a framework for strengthening the provision of quality rongoā services across the country.
Rongoā Māori is informed by a body of knowledge that has as its core the enhancement of Māori well-being. In this way, rongoā Māori differs from a ‘western medical’ paradigm whose focus is principally the absence of health and well-being and treatments / interventions to return to a state of health.
The purpose of Taonga Tuku Iho is to foster the growth of rongoā services, and improve Māori well-being.
There are four goals to guide the work of Taonga Tuku Iho:
- Improving the quality of rongoā services;
- Creating leadership to strengthen safe practice through networking and quality assurance;
- Increasing the capacity and capability of rongoā services; and
- A work plan for research and evaluation activities