Ministry of Health

In 2015, Dr Tom and his team set off around the country with support from the
Ministry of Health.

The mission was to test 1,000 Kiwis in impromptu testing sites, such as supermarket car parks and other various locations.

Over the course of two years, Dr Tom and the team tested 1,012 New Zealanders.

Over 2,000 people came to community talks and the ambulance travelled from the Far North to Invercargill.


Fifty-nine percent of all patients interviewed said they had talked to a doctor since the testing. Between 54% and 77% reported improved test results.

The mission was incredibly successful and Dr Tom and the team were able to make a genuine impact on the lives of many.


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