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Sore throat promotion

Education and support for families about rheumatic fever, early detection and treatment. Rheumatic fever starts with a sore throat that is known as ‘strep throat’. It is a serious but preventable illness, and mainly affects Māori and Pacific children and young people.

Who can access

Pacific children and young people aged 4 to 19.

We can help you

  • with rapid sore throat treatment
  • and your family to seek treatment
  • increase your awareness about Rheumatic fever
  • through education for early detection