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    - The Pasifika Medical Association offers a number of scholarships to assist Pacific people into medical and health related careers from its Education Fund. The PMA Scholarship Awards have all been named after distinguished Life Members who have demonstrated exemplary service to improving the health and well-being of Pacific communities.
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  • "Be a champion" - Dr Maryann Heather encourages returning students
    - Dr Maryann Heather, Board Member for Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) Membership and Senior Lecturer for the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Science, has served in the medical field for twenty-five years, working both in primary care and as an educator. Currently the Clinical Director at Etu Pasifika South Auckland, Dr Heather is an avid champion for investing knowledge and skills into the next generation of healthcare specialists.
  • ANZAC Day 2024: Tongan doctor reflects on her time as a Medical Officer in NZ Defence Force
    - At the first light of dawn today, many people across the country will have gathered at their local war memorial to pay their respects to the servicemen and women who have served, or are currently serving, in the New Zealand military. As accounts are shared around the country to commemorate ANZAC Day 2024, Pacific communities are also reminded of the service and sacrifice of Pacific soldiers, specifically contingents from Niue and the Cook Islands, who were enlisted to support New Zealand during the First World War.
  • Australasia's only Pacific female vascular surgeon joins PMA Group Board of Directors
    - The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) is pleased to announce Dr Lupe Taumoepeau (FRACS) as the newest Board Director of the PMA Group Board. As New Zealand’s first female vascular surgeon and the only Pacific Island female vascular surgeon in Australasia, Dr Taumoepeau comes with an extensive background in leadership and a passion in developing the Pacific health workforce. Dr Taumoepeau previously served as a Board Director on the Pasifika Medical Association Membership (PMAM) Board.
  • Collaborative medical treatment a lifeline for young Fijian patient
    - In the Pacific, countless families grapple with the devastating reality that life-saving medical treatments are often out of reach. For one young Fijian boy, this was his lived experience. Struggling with Cushing’s Disease, a hormonal condition with devastating implications, his chances of diagnosis and treatment were challenging in the Pacific.
  • NZMJ: Legalising smokeless tobacco and/or oral nicotine products: some implications for population health
    - The New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ) releases its latest journal for their April 12th 2024 edition. This edition’s editorial piece is written by Jude Ball, Janine Nip and Janet Hoek, under the title, Legalising smokeless tobacco and/or oral nicotine products: some implications for population health, which has generated a growing interest from various media with this as a response to New Zealand (NZ) previously having had the smokefree legislation in place.
  • NZMTS: Solomon Islands paediatric cardiologist deployed to help strengthen services in Kiribati
    - The World Health Organization reports more than 288,000 lives are claimed every year from Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), with a high concentration of these cases being located in the Pacific. It's prevalence highlights the significant inequality and inequity faced in the region, with limited resources available for people who suffer from this preventable disease. Amidst these dire statistics, we are introduced to Dr. Maryanne Kora’ai, a paediatric cardiologist, who has dedicated the past two decades of her career to addressing RHD.
  • PMA Inaugural International Women's Day Market Celebrates Women Entrepreneurs
    - This year, the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) Group and Moana Women’s Network saw an amazing opportunity to kick off the celebrations for International Women’s Day (IWD) with a bang, hosting the very first IWD Market Day at Fale Ma'ama. The aim was to shine a spotlight on the talented Pasifika female entrepreneurs in our community.
  • PMA Membership welcomes Tongan Geriatrician and Senior Lecturer to their Board of Directors
    - The Pasifika Medical Association Membership (PMAM) formally announces the appointment of Dr Xaviour Walker to the PMAM Board as the newest Board Director. Dr Walker comes with a wealth of experience in the space of academia and is a Consultant Geriatrician in Internal Medicine at Te Whatu Ora Southern, Dunedin Hospital in addition to being a Senior Lecturer for the University of Otago.
  • PMA Scholarships 2023 Recipient, Dr Cloe Posimani: Dr Sitaleki Finau Scholarship
    - Dr Cloe Posimani, a recipient of Dr Sitaleki Finau Scholarship 2023 from the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA), exemplifies her commitment to the well-being of Pacific communities through her journey in medicine and public health. She proudly represents her Niuean roots and highlights the influence of her father in her career choices.
  • PMA welcomes Budget 2024 investment into health and education
    - The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) Group is pleased to see the government's investment into health, announced last week as part of Budget 2024. $8.15 billion is to be invested in health over the next four years, including $3.4 billion in hospital and specialty services and $2.12 billion for primary care and public health.
  • ️Samoan Anesthesiologist and Physician appointed Vice Dean of ANZCA's Faculty of Pain Medicine
    - In a momentous stride forward for both the field of pain medicine and Pacific communities, Fuimaono Satualafaalagilagi Dr Leinani Aiono-Le-Tagaloa has been appointed as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists). With a background steeped in dedication, expertise, and advocacy, Dr Aiono-Le-Tagaloa brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to her new role.
  • Trajectory for Medical Treatment Scheme continues to rise after successful first year with PMA
    - It has been over a year since the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) Group was formally awarded the contract to deliver the New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (NZMTS) program, funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). Since then, the program has seen significant impact in the six Pacific countries the NZMTS supports, including Fiji, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tonga.
Events
  • Pasifika Medical Association Conference 2024
    - Join us at the Pasifika Medical Association Conference as we explore a holistic approach to health and well-being across all stages of life under the theme "Vunilagi ni Bula Sautu: Living Our Best Lives."