Responsibility for Pacific health outcomes

All parts of the health and disability sector are responsible for improving Pacific health outcomes and reducing inequalities.

Solutions to improving the health of Pacific peoples will require mobilising all key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health, district health boards (DHBs), the Pacific health sector, and the Pacific community to be responsible for coordinating and building effective interventions that are responsive to Pacific realities.

In recognition of the leadership role of the Ministry of Health, all business units and teams retain responsibility for Pacific health outcomes as part of their work programmes and operational activities.

DHBs similarly take responsibility for Pacific health outcomes. The District Strategic Plans and District Annual Plans of DHBs describe their plans for improving Pacific health and reducing inequalities.

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