With a focus on understanding the impacts of these health cuts on the right to health, and communicating this to those in charge and the wider public. From Newtown, Wellington, UCAN NZ , is becoming a nation-wide Network.

UCAN aims to:

  • Contribute to Treaty based processes that align the rights recognised in Articles 2 and 3 of Te Titiri o Waitingi, and universal rights to Primary Health.
  • Gather information, personal stories and data about the undermining of Primary Health in New Zealand.
  • Encourage and cooperate with local communities and national alliances to resist cuts that increase poverty and deprive people of their right to health care.
  • Negotiate and debate with governance bodies and representatives responsible for ensuring universal rights to Primary Health are upheld and protected.
  • Support those who decide to assert their legal rights to safe, equitable and responsive Primary Health Care
  • Work towards a viable and sustainable system of public and Primary Health Care.

UCAN is affiliated with no political party.