The overall aim of the report is to review the Ministry of Health Hauora Māori Scholarship Programme(HMSP). The report examines its contribution to developing the capability and capacity of Māori in the Health and Disability workforce. The HMSP is a longstanding Māori health and disability workforce development initiative established in the early 1990s. The Programme provides financial assistance for students undertaking a tertiary health-related programme of study who are committed to Māori health and have whakapapa and/or cultural links with Māori.
The Ministry of Health and the Health Research Council of New Zealand commissioned the review of the HMSP which was undertaken by Taupua Waiora (Faculty of Health and Environmental sciences); AUT University.
Findings from the review indicate that the Hauora Māori Scholarship Programme has been effective in contributing to improved oucomes for Māori health field tertiary students, and increasing the capacity and capability of the Māori in the Health and Disability Workforce