Pacific health

Talofa lava, malo e lelei, kia orana, taloha ni, fakalofa lahi atu, ni sa bula vinaka, kia ora, welcome.

The Ministry of Health is committed to working with the health and disability sector to improve Pacific peoples’ health outcomes and reduce inequalities experienced by Pacific peoples.

This section offers information on the Ministry of Health’s work to achieve health and wellbeing for Pacific peoples, as well as Pacific health resources and publications.

In this section

  • There are more than 40 different Pacific ethnic groups in New Zealand – each with its own culture, language, and history. Read more
  • There is now annual funding available to support Pacific community organisations to create and put into action their own ideas to contribute towards the achievement of better health outcomes for Pacific peoples and their communities. Read more
  • Ola Manuia: The Pacific Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2020–2025 is the government’s new national plan and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our vibrant and growing Pacific population living in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more
  • The Pacific Health Scholarships (the Scholarships) contribute to improving access to health services for Pacific peoples, by supporting the development of a Pacific health and disability workforce. Read more
  • All parts of the health and disability sector are responsible for improving Pacific health outcomes and reducing inequalities. Read more
  • Ministry publications and other useful resources relating to Pacific health. Read more
  • This page provides links to a selection of New Zealand and international Pacific health websites. Read more
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