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Clarity and empathy - key ingredients if pulse oximeters are to be effective for Pacific families
Chief Executive for Pasifika Medical Association (PMA), Debbie Sorensen, says the use of pulse oximeters is not enough to support the health needs of people in home isolation.
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.
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.
“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.
Tokelau Language Week 2021- “I always identify as Tokelauan above anything else”
Tokelauans across New Zealand are taking a moment to pause and celebrate Tokelau Language Week, despite on-going disruptions from the current Covid-19 outbreak.
Pacific leadership encourage government support for community led solutions to post Covid-19 future
In a recent talanoa panel for 531 P.I’s Pacific Mornings show CEO of Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) and Pasifika Futures (PFL), Debbie Sorensen, and PMA member, Dr Collin Tukuitonga, shared their thoughts around the state of the current national Covid-19 strategy and how this will impact our Pacific community now and in the future.
Niue Language Week 2021: True success is being grounded in your roots
Being deeply rooted in your culture and being proud to be from the Pacific is how Niue youth and Pasifika Medical Association Communications Advisor, Hele Ikimotu, describes success.
Normalizing family “check in’s” as part of healthy Pacific family talanoa
Pasifika Futures’ (PFL) Ngalu Fānifo mental health segment on 531 P.I completed its third show last week with Dr Siale Foliaki, offering extended insights from the previous show on stress and anxiety.