PMA expresses condolences on the passing of Professor Richie Poulton
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Emeritus Distinguished Professor Richie Poulton CNZM, New Zealand Clinical Psychologist and long-serving Director of the University of Otago's renowned Dunedin Study.
Paediatric cardiac specialists recently deployed to Samoa
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) recently deployed a team of paediatric cardiac specialists from the Starship Children's Hospital, under the New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (NZMTS), funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). The team were based at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital in Apia, Samoa.
"A chance to reset" - PMA Conference Reflections from Dr Annette Garae
I was blessed to attend my first Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) Conference outside of Vanuatu early this September in Rarotonga, Cook Islands with my partner, Dr Basil Leodoro (a surgeon) and my colleague and friend, Dr Jimmy Obed (our only psychiatrist).
PMA deploy paediatric oncology specialists to Fiji
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) recently deployed a team of Paediatric Oncology specialists to Fiji to carry out consultations with national health care professionals and patients.
NZ Mental Health Awareness Week: Dr Samuel Manuela insights and reflections
Dr. Sam Manuela, a passionate Cook Islander and lecturer/researcher at the University of Auckland, discusses the significance of Mental Health. We had the opportunity to catch up with him and hear about his highlights from the PMA 2023 Conference in the Cook Islands.
PMA concludes annual Conference in the Cook Islands, announces PMA 2024 Conference in Christchurch
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) has successfully concluded its highly anticipated PMA 2023 Conference, hosted in the Cook Islands in collaboration with Te Marae Ora (TMO) Cook Islands Ministry of Health. This year's conference brought together approximately 600 doctors, nurses, students, and health professionals from across the Pacific region to discuss critical health issues and strengthen partnerships. In addition to the conference wrap-up, PMA is pleased to announce that the PMA 2024 Conference will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand.
PMA attends 15th Pacific Health Ministers Meeting in Tonga
The fifteenth Pacific Health Ministers Meeting (PHMM) has commenced today in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, running from the 20th to the 22nd of September 2023. The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) is in attendance, represented by PMA Group Chair, Dr Kiki Maoate, PMA Group Board Director, Sir Collin Tukuitonga and PMA Chief Executive Officer, Debbie Sorensen.
NZ Mental Health Awareness Week: Enhancing our well-being with Dr Sarah Kapeli
University of Auckland lecturer and researcher, Dr Sarah Kapeli, presented on her abstract "Pasifika Mental Health Literacy in Aotearoa New Zealand" at the 2023 PMA Conference in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. We caught up with her to hear what she has to share about Mental Health Awareness Week.
Samoan medical student and researcher committed to raising awareness about Rheumatic Fever
From a young age, Taliah Su'a, a New Zealand-born Samoan medical student, has been passionately committed to raising awareness about rheumatic fever, investing a significant amount of her time researching the impacts and implications of the illness.
Dame Teuila Percival made Honorary Fellow of the NZ College of Public Health Medicine
Founding member of the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA), Dame Teuila Percival, has been awarded Honorary Fellow of the NZ College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM). The NZCPHM is the professional body that represents the medical speciality of Public Health in New Zealand.
NZ Mental Health Awareness Week: Dr Etuini Ma’u shares reflections and insights into mental health
Pasifika Medical Association was honored to have experienced psychiatrist Dr Etuini Ma’u, present and contribute to the discussions pertaining to mental health, at the 2023 PMA Conference, held recently in the Cook Islands. Dr Ma’u shares with us his reflections and insights into the challenges that Pacific peoples face regarding mental health.
PMA signs partnership agreement with Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health Cook Islands at PMA Conference 2023
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) and Te Marae Ora (TMO) Cook Islands Ministry of Health proudly announced their partnership at the 2023 PMA Conference in Aitutaki, Cook Islands. This significant event included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PMA and TMO, symbolising their shared commitment to addressing community priorities, extending beyond the healthcare sector.