Third New Zealand Medical Journal issue released under new open access model
The New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ) releases its third issue for the year since announcing its open access model at the end of 2023.
PMA pays tribute to Pacific leader, Fa'anānā Efeso Collins
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) expresses heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Pacific leader and Member of Parliament, Fa'anānā Efeso Collins.
New year, new look: The New Zealand Medical Journal to launch new website and free open access model
The New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ) will launch its new website and branding, now offering a free open access model for subscribers on Friday 19 January. Owned by the Pasifika Medical Association Group (PMAG), the NZMJ is the principal scientific journal for the medical profession in New Zealand and has become a fundamental resource for providing research and written pieces from the health and medical industry.
Niuean PhD student explores role of pharmacists in achieving heart health equity for Pacific peoples
A pharmacist by background, Niuean PhD student, Jess Lagaluga-Hutchings, recognised the lack of visibility and representation of Pacific peoples within her field, prompting her to explore the contribution of pharmacists in the area of heart health. Ms Lagaluga-Hutchings is the recipient of the inaugural PMA Knowledge Hub Doctoral Scholarship and shares her motivations and aspirations as she pursues her PhD qualification.
Sir Collin Tukuitonga appointed as a Fellow for the International Science Council
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) congratulates PMA Board Director, Sir Collin Tukuitonga, on his appointment as a Fellow for the International Science Council (ISC). Recognised for his contributions to Pacific health in his capacity as a Public Health and Policy expert, Sir Tukuitonga joins over 100 new fellows to support the ISC in their mission of promoting science as a global public good.
NZMTS: Paediatric Urology Visiting Medical Team deployed to Fiji
Through the New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (NZMTS), the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) recently deployed a paediatric urology team to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva, Fiji. Supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), the deployment is part of the NZMTS objective of maximising opportunities for capability building and strengthening local health services.
PMA unveils new building in Christchurch, named in honour of Dr Kiki Maoate
A significant milestone for the Pasifika Medical Association Group (PMA) and Etu Pasifika Canterbury (EPC) was unveiled this morning in Christchurch. Staff, stakeholders and partners for PMA and EPC gathered to celebrate the opening of Maoate House, PMA’s newest building created to support the growing operations of the organisation.
Woman Magazine feature: Pacific Health Leader Shares Her Painful Medical Battle
The leader of a major Pacific organisation is making the ultimate sacrifice to ensure more women are aware of the dangers of breast cancer.
PMA nominates Tongan surgeon to participate in International Visitor Leadership Program
Tongan Surgeon and PMA Member, Dr Alamea Aholelei, was nominated by the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) to be part of the recent International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the United States. The distinguished program had its very first Pacific cohort, which saw a number of Pacific leaders from around the region come together to learn and talanoa around the theme of 'Public Health and Climate Crisis'. Dr Aholelei shared about the journey she embarked on over the three week program and the inspiration she took from the experience.
PMA partners with the University of Auckland to develop Micro-credential course
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) have partnered with the University of Auckland through the PMA Knowledge Hub to develop a 15 week micro-credential course (Improving wellbeing outcomes for Pacific families); a first of its kind, the course is now open for applications and will commence in 2024.
NZMTS: Visiting Medical Team in Tonga provides specialist surgical support to Vaiola Hospital
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) recently deployed a Paediatric Surgical Team of specialists to Vaiola Hospital in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, providing specialist surgical support under the New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (NZMTS), funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The visiting medical team (VMT) were based at the hospital for a week, with PMA President, Dr Kiki Maoate ONZM, leading the team in his capacity as a Specialist Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist.
PMA Knowledge Hub Scholar explores wellbeing, self-care and burnout amongst Pacific peoples
Hailing from the islands of Niue (Alofi North and Avatele) and Samoa (Vailoa Palauli and Sato'alepai) and a proud Central Aucklander, PMA Knowledge Hub Scholar, Asetoa Sam Pilisi, is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Health Science), exploring Pacific perceptions and experiences of wellbeing, self-care and burnout. Mr Pilisi shares the purpose behind his research as well as the support of the PMA Knowledge Hub in his journey as a PhD candidate.