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PMA Scholarships Celebration Series 2021
In light of the current circumstances surrounding the Delta outbreak, the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) will unfortunately be deferring its annual PMA Cocktail Scholarship Evening to a time in February 2022.
Moving together into the next phase of the pandemic
In a recent interview for Newshub Nation, Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) member Dr Api Talemaitoga spoke about some of the challenges Pacific communities continue to face in this current Covid-19 outbreak.
“We’re almost there, we just need to keep going”
With the date for mandated vaccines for workers in the health and education sector closing, Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) CEO, Debbie Sorensen, says this is a step in the right direction.
Pacific providers losing patience with healthcare officials
“When I started to talk about how terrible things are, I became overwhelmed”
Pasifika Futures Urgent Response Team – consistent support in uncertain times
As we complete 12 weeks of Alert Level restrictions, Pasifika Futures (PFL) - the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families and their national network of partners have supported families across New Zealand with over 48,240 support packages.
One size fits all approach of self-isolation pilot proving detrimental for Pacific families
The complexities of home isolation continue to raise concerns for Pacific communities and GPs as the potential for primary care services being overwhelmed is a possibility with Covid-19 cases continue to rise on a daily basis.
Checking in on mental health for students and young people during exams
With many high school students returning to school for a short period before their exams there will be heightened stress and anxiety among students, parents and teachers across the country. Pasifika Futures’ (PFL) Ngalu Fānifo mental health segment on 531 P.I. explored this as well as a talanoa round depression.
Compliance and Sacrifice – understanding our collective purpose will save lives
Pasifika Futures’ (PFL) Ngalu Fānifo mental health segment on 531 P.I. with Dr Siale Foliaki, recently focused on compliance and the approach to conversations around the Covid-19 vaccine.
Get tested and get vaccinated: Call to action for Pacific community in Christchurch
Being vaccinated is the best protection for Pacific communities in tackling the Covid-19 virus, says Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) Dentist and Etu Pasifika Board Member, Dr Tule Misa.
“Creative Thinking” crucial to ensuring self-isolation options are equitable for all
A current home isolation pilot initiative for those directly affected by the Delta outbreak is a model that will not work for most Pacific Island households, says Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) and Pasifika Futures (PFL) CEO, Debbie Sorensen.
Urgency from Pacific families in Christchurch to be vaccinated after positive Covid-19 case confirmed in Tonga
The news of a positive Covid-19 case reaching the shores of Tonga last week, following the arrival of a chartered flight from Christchurch, has resulted in a surge of vaccination numbers for the Christchurch community. Despite new cases of Covid-19 in the community, Christchurch remains at Alert Level 2.