The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand represents a united voice from across multiple rural sector organisations.
It aims to provide solutions and influence policy affecting the health and wellbeing of rural communities.
Chief executive Michelle Thompson joined Rural Exchange to talk about the greatest demand on our rural health services.
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Watch the full interview with Michelle Thompson above.