17 Sep 2020

Ministry of Health learning from measles mistakes - Pacific GP

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 17 September 2020

A leading pacific health expert says the Covid-19 pandemic response shows the Ministry of Health is learning from errors made in the measles outbreak last year.

A review comissioned by the Ministry of Health shows they failed in their response to manage the outbreak that had devastating effects in south Auckland.

Failings included an inadequate vaccination programme, confused communication and an inability to contact trace.

Api Talemaitoga is the Chair of the Pasifika GP Network.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.