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PMA supports push for Māori and Pacific to be prioritized for Covid-19 vaccine
Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā have released a statement urging the New Zealand Government to prioritize Māori and Pacific communities in the Covid-19 vaccination roll out programme.
Compliance and collective responsibility – key to fight against Covid-19 Delta virus
It is critical that during lockdown we follow the restrictions and hygiene protocols directed by the authorities, especially with the new mask mandate in place, says Dr Api Talemaitoga.
Pasifika Futures activate immediate Lockdown support for Pacific families
As we continue to live in this “New Norm” and adjust our lives to different Alert Levels, the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) through Pasifika Futures (PFL) – the Whānau Ora agency for Pacific families – remains resolute and active in its support of Pacific families.
Covid-19 Delta variant is “Much more infectious” so we must be vigilant says Pacific doctor
With the announcement of a snap lockdown at Alert Level 4 by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, people should feel reassured that the government is making the right decision, says Dr Collin Tukuitonga.
PMA Health Leaders Webinars strengthening relationships with Pacific medical students
Pacific medical students who attended Pasifika Medical Association’s (PMA) fourth Pacific Health Leaders Webinar have said the speaker series has been a great support for them and has helped foster student relationships with the organisation.
“The vaccine is safe. Come together as a household, as a family, as a church…”
The team at Etu Pasifika is urging more Pacific individuals and families to the clinic’s next vaccination drive set for Sunday 29 August 2021 and assures the community that the vaccination is safe, and the clinic is a safe environment to get the vaccine.
Cook Islands Language Week 2021: “It’s the people who pull me back to where I’m from…”
Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) President, Dr Tearikivao ‘Kiki’ Maoate (ONZM,FRACS) recently received the Tu Rangatira Health Award which honors individuals who have significantly contributed to improving the quality of life of Cook Islanders in the region.
Cook Islands Language Week 2021: Dr Aumea Herman ‘overwhelmed’ after receiving Tu Rangatira Award
Director of Pacific Health at Waitematā District Health Board, Dr Josephine Aumea Herman, was awarded the Tu Rangatira International Award which, recognises instrumental work in advancing and developing Cook Islands community and culture.
PMA ready to mobilise for Fiji Covid-19 support once greenlight is received
Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) assures a contingent of Fijian health professionals in New Zealand are ready to deploy to Fiji to help aid the country’s escalating Covid-19 crises. However, they are a wait instruction from the New Zealand government to proceed.
Pasifika Health Leaders Webinar Series 4: Dr Francis Agnew
Dr Francis Agnew (MNZM, FRANZCP, FACHAM) is one of the Pacific’s most senior psychiatrists who has provided leadership and consultancy in the development of mental health and addic...
Pasifika Health Leaders Webinar Series 4: Dr Etuini Ma’u
In 2019, Tongan psychiatrist Dr Etuini Ma’u (FRANZCP) spent seven weeks in his homeland of Tonga on a sabbatical with Dr Mapa Puloka, a fellow Tongan psychiatrist who Dr Ma’u has always admired and respected.