SHOPP Edition 12 – September 2014 Edition

He hōnore , he korōria ki te Atua
He maung ārongo ki te mata o te whenua
He whakaaro pai ki ngā tangata katoa
Paim ārire ki a koutou katoa!

Talofa lava ! Kia orana ! Hey!

Welcome to the first fully online edition of SHopp! How exciting it is for those of us working in sexual and reproductive health to be communicating via the SHopp Newsletter. We will publish the newsletter quarterly, and the deadline for each edition will be the 20 the of the month before the end of each quarter. The due date for articles, information and notices for the next quarter is 20 November 2014 . Please share the SHopp website address with others working in sexual and reproductive health and related services and encourage them to register.

Keep up the amazing work!

Mauri tū, mauri ora!


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