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PMA Medical Assistance Team ready for deployment to Niue
The Pasifika Medical Association's (PMA) Medical Assistance Team (PACMAT) will be deploying tomorrow to Niue as part of a mission to support the island with their current Covid-19 outbreak. The deployment is funded by PMA with a team consisting of one doctor and three nurses.
PMA deploying a Medical Assistance team to Niue in response to Covid-19 outbreak in the community
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA), supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), will be deploying a Medical Assistance team (PACMAT) to Niue in response to a call for support by the Niue Government, this following the island's first cases of Covid-19 community transmission.
PMA welcomes Covid-19 inquiry and emphasises importance of equity
Prime Minister, the Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern, has announced that New Zealand will be launching an official inquiry into the Government’s Covid-19 response as a means of better preparing for future pandemics. The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) welcomes the inquiry but emphasises the need for equity, taking into consideration that Pasifika communities were the most affected during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Daily smoking rates for Pacific youth at a record low of less than 2%
There has been a positive shift for Pasifika youth as daily smoking rates lower to less than two percent for the first time ever since Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH) began conducting the annual ASH Year 10 Survey across the country – a record low for the Pacific community in New Zealand.
Etu Pasifika Auckland recognised for outstanding service at 2022 ProCare Quality Awards
The 2022 ProCare Quality Awards have been announced this year, celebrating the work done by general practitioners, nurses and their support teams in improving the health and wellbeing of their patients, providing quality care and introducing innovations.
PMA invests $10,000 award into Pacific Health Education Scholarships
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) has announced that it will invest the $10,000 received with the Arataki Award for Leadership in the Community into health scholarships through their Pacific Education Fund.
PMA Life Awards 2022: Dr George Ngaei
Endoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgeon and Chairman of the Pacific Island Advisory Charitable Trust, Dr George Ngaei (CNZM ONZM FRACS MB.ChB), was recognised for his services with a Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) Life Award - an honour he says was a surprise.
PMA Life Awards 2022: Dr Aniva Lawrence
Samoan GP and long time member of the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA), Dr Aniva Lawrence, was one of this year’s recipients of a PMA Life Award and is humbled to have been acknowledged.
Pasifika Futures launches their online Partner Series
Throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, Pasifika Futures' (PFL) Partners are working hard on the frontline to ensure the stability, growth and support is present for our Pacific communities and families. Serving with purpose, heart, and selflessness, PFL’s partners commit themselves to meeting the needs of Pacific families.
PMA Webinar: "A great way to connect, network and learn"
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) Pasifika Health Leaders Webinar will take place tonight, themed ‘The Changing Face of Health Practitioners’. The PMA webinar will be hosted in various locations around the country and will also be accessible online.
PMA partners with the University of Auckland to develop the Pacific academic workforce
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) was recently named as a Member of the Sir George Fowlds Society for their significant contribution towards teaching and research for the University of Auckland; the partnership will see PMA’s investment help develop the Pacific academic workforce.
PMA Webinar: 'The Changing Face of Health Practitioners'
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) is hosting their second Pasifika Health Leaders Webinar next week, with a focus on Health Practitioners. The PMA webinars give students and colleagues an opportunity to engage in a talanoa with experienced medical professionals about their field of work.