The New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy
Launched by the Minister of Health on 25 August 2003, The New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy was developed by the Cancer Control Steering Group with funding from the Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Cancer Control Trust (Cancer Society of New Zealand and the Child Cancer Foundation).
Five expert working groups were established to advise the Steering Group and to recommend priorities for the strategy. The reports of these groups are available below.
Reports of Expert Working Groups (EWGs)
Five expert working groups (EWGs) were appointed by the Cancer Control Steering Group to identify and recommend objectives for The New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy. Members selected on the basis of their expertise are listed in the Strategy and in the reports of each group.
The expert working group reports provide the evidence base and rationale for including the objectives in the Strategy. This information, together with that gathered through the consultation process for the discussion document "Towards a Cancer Control Strategy for New Zealand Marihi Tauporo" informed the development of the Strategy. The discussion document is available below.The reports of the five groups, which addressed the key aspects of cancer control, include:
A complete list of the proposed objectives of the EWGs can be found here. Also included is reference to the relevant EWG report where they can be found.
Towards a Cancer Control Strategy for New Zealand Marihi TauporoOn 5 December 2002 Health Minister Annette King released for consultation a cancer control discussion document developed by the Cancer Control Steering Group. Consultation on the document, which took place between 5 December 2002 and 14 March 2003, included public forums, along with written submissions from individuals and key stakeholders with an interest and involvement in the control of cancer. Analysis of consultation feedback informed the final development of The New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy.
In early 2001 the New Zealand Cancer Control Trust produced the following reports under contract to the Public Health Directorate of the New Zealand Ministry of Health.