Otahuhu Youth Event 2013

East Tamaki Healthcare was invited as a provider of youth health services to attend the annual Otahuhu Youth Event on Saturday 20 July 2013. Organised by Bella Tamotu of the town centre management and held in the town hall carpark, it was an awesome day filled with stage performances and interactive stalls.
Clinical Family Navigator Anamafi Puletua, Rheumatic Fever nurse Tafao Ah-Mau and Community Liaison Manager Joseph Liava'a engaged with the crowds by raising awareness of rheumatic fever, and even got a couple of Local Board members to join the cause.
Rheumatic fever is a dreadful disease which affects mainly Pacific and Maori children, and can lead to huge problems with the heart. The important message to remember is
"Get your sore throat checked"
Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board Chair Leau Peter Skelton and Local Board member Christine O'Brien pose with Rheumatic Fever nurse Tafao Ah-Mau holding "Sore Throats Matter" pamphlet