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  • Pasifika Medical Association Conference, Niue 2019
    THE RISING TIDE, had four key themes:
    Responding to the effects of Climate Change; Turning ripples into waves-sharing new approaches to workforce development; Navigating the future towards
    positive Mental Health and Turning the tide on Non-Communicable diseases.

    The conference was made possible on Niue by Dr Colin Tukuitonga and was well attended by many health professionals including the Hon. Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands. The opening of the conference by the Niue Primary School Ukulele group headed by their Principal Mrs Carol Edward's and Ukulele teacher Mrs OLove Hekesi, set the scene for the conference with the beautiful sound from the future of Niue. Presentations by all, showed the wealth of knowledge being shared, whilst the importance of the key themes remained at the forefront of the conference. It was good to have PPNA member Manogi Taviliniu-Eiao presenting on her Master's topic. Thank you to PMA and the Hakupu Village Council for hosting the closing ceremony with a traditional dinner. The week ended with the Moana Pacific Women's Network and Mrs Debbie Sorenson hosting the Women's Breakfast. Inspiring women to 'take as much space as we can' and to have those 'courageous conversations'. Fakaaue Lahi.
    Posted: Sunday 10 November 2019
  • Mentoring and Cultural Support Programme
    PPNA have been supporting Pacific NetP nurses since 2017, from funding through Health Workforce New Zealand Pacific People Support. We have provided mentoring and cultural support for Pacific nurses who have agreed to join the programme at Counties Manukau Health. Feedback from some of the mentees were: "Mentors are the best and the support for new grads in their journey is the most valuable thing for new nurses", "I love that this programme connects us with amazing nurses who are doing great things for our pacific communities and people", "Please ensure all Pacific New Grads are aware of this program".
    Posted: Monday 14 October 2019
  • 19th South Pacific Nurses Forum, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 2018
    Transforming Leadership
    Nurses as Change Agents for Non Communicable Disease (NCD's) in the Pacific.

    Thank you firstly to the Cook Island Nurses Association who did a fantastic job hosting the conference. It was a very informative week with three of our PPNA members presenting; Loli Mesepa Channing, Alisa Loimata Lilo-Ili and Pauline Fuimaono Sanders.
    Posted: Thursday 18 July 2019
  • We Launched!
    Pan Pacific Nurses Association had their official launch as a Twighlight Cocktail evening in April, 2016.
    Posted: Monday 1 August 2016
  • Membership
    Become a member of PPNANZ
    Posted: Thursday 28 July 2016