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PMA Chair highlights the “fantastic response” from the Pacific community during Level 4 Lockdown on TVNZ Breakfast show
Pasifika Medical Association Chair, Dr Kiki Maoate ONZM, FRACS said he is proud to see how Pacific communities have responded and adhered to lockdown restrictions. He told Breakfast host Pippa Wetzell that Pacific families understand the seriousness of the lockdown which has been reflected in the universal compliance to Government directives and the uptake of the flu vaccine in recent weeks.
Over 50,000 Pacific individuals receive Covid-19 Support Packages during Level 4 lockdown
This week’s data from the Pasifika Medical Association (through Pasifika Futures¾a Whānau Ora agency for Pacific families) shows 52,507 individuals have received Covid-19 Packages of Support during lockdown, reaching over 9000 families across New Zealand.
Pacific Frontline Lens: Nurses step up during COVID-19 crisis
Increased demand for the 2500 Pacific nurses across the country to work during the Covid-19 crisis has meant the Pasifika community is being well looked after, says a senior nursing director.
Pasifika health official stresses importance of medical appointments
A Pasifika health boss in New Zealand is warning of the importance of keeping on top of the medical requirements of older family members.
Grandmother’s Resilience in the Face of Delayed Cancer Treatments During COVID-19 Crisis
Samoan grandmother Christina Toleafoa, who is currently being treated for cancer, is like many in the community who is concerned with the threat of Covid-19.
Living Alone During Lockdown
“I’m not lonely but I am alone,” says JaeD Victor, describing what it’s like during the Covid-19 lockdown period while living alone.
A Pacific Child’s Perspective and Ways They Can Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis
For three Fijian youngsters – Zion, Israel and Jeda’iah – there’s been a silver lining during the Covid-19 lock down period – no school.
Pacific Frontline Lens: GP Aims to Keep Pacific COVID-19 Infections Down
Samoan GP Dr Maryann Heather has been working extremely long hours on the frontline during the Covid-19 crisis, tending to patients at the South Seas Clinic in Otara.
Over 40,000 Pacific People Have Received COVID-19 Support Packages
The latest data from the Pasifika Medical Association through Pasifika Futures – the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families – shows that 7,692 Covid-19 Support Packages have been delivered to families across New Zealand since the mandatory lock down was announced. A total of 7,497 families have received the packages, supporting 40,231 individuals.
$100,000 Foundation North Grant to Support Pasifika Futures with their COVID-19 Community Work
A Foundation North grant of $100,000 was made to Pasifika Futures this month to support the current Covid-19 Packages of Support that are currently being distributed to vulnerable Pacific families in Auckland.
Supporting the Displaced Pacific Community Affected by Border Closures
The Pasifika Medical Association through Pasifika Futures (PFL) – the Whānau Ora commissioning agency – is aware of multiple Pacific groups currently displaced in New Zealand due to the nation’s level four lockdown and the closures of neighbouring Pacific borders. The organisation has been working with their Covid-19 Support Partners across the country to ensure these groups are being kept safe and are supported during the lockdown.