On a population basis, Pacific communities experience poor health outcomes in New Zealand. For example, Pacific male life expectancy is 6.7 years less than the total male population and Pacific female life expectancy is 6.1 years less than the total female population in New Zealand. Pacific health status remains unequal with non-Pacific across almost all chronic and infectious diseases.
To facilitate the delivery of high-quality health services that meet the needs of Pacific peoples, 'Ala Mo'ui has been developed. This edition, 'Ala Mo'ui: Pathways to Pacific Health and Wellbeing 2014–2018, builds on the successes of the former plan, 'Ala Mo'ui 2010–2014. It sets out the strategic direction to address health needs of Pacific peoples and stipulates new actions, which will be delivered from 2014 to 2018.
’Ala Mo’ui Progress Report: December 2015: The second published six-monthly progress report on the implementation of the ̛Ala Mo’ui, covering the period from July 2015 to December 2015.
’Ala Mo’ui Progress Report June 2015: The first published six-monthly progress report on the implementation of the ̛Ala Mo’ui, covering the period from December 2014 to June 2015.