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New tech expands access to skin checks

NEWS - editor Rebecca McBeth

A Northland iwi health provider is adopting the use of new technology to expand access to skin cancer checks, focusing on Māori communities.

Auckland-based start-up Kāhu - a spinoff of MoleMap – partnered with iwi hauora provider Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi, to provide free skin checks in Kaikohe in July 2022 using a specially designed camera to take images of lesions.

Over two days, MoleMap melanographers and Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi nurses saw 39 patients. Dermatologists were consulted via telehealth and recommended treatment to five patients for potential skin cancers, four of which were malignant.

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