iMOKO tackling issue of inequitable access to healthcare

iMOKO describes itself as an “innovative, digitally enhanced healthcare programme developed to increase access to health services for children”. takes a closer look at the service and its future funding and roll-out plans.

While children under 14 get free healthcare from a GP, the costs associated with attending a clinic are still an issue for some families, as are cultural barriers due to the low number of Māori GPs.

Therefore, not all children under 14 are receiving free primary healthcare, and treatable conditions are going undetected within families and communities, leading to more serious health outcomes for those children.

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