Table A1: Distribution of Pacific in the medical workforce,+ 2012
+ Medical Council of New Zealand (2012).
Table A2: Gender breakdown of Pacific medical workforce
New Zealand Māori
New Zealand European
Table A3: Distribution of Pacific in the medical workforce, 2012
Distribution of Pacific Medical Practitioners by Main Employment Capacity (2012 Survey)
Medical officer specialist scale
Table A4 reflects the distribution of Pacific within the medical workforce, of which Pacific make up 1.8 percent.
Table A4: Distribution of Pacific workforce in health and disability sector
* Nursing Council of New Zealand (2013).
# Midwifery Council of New Zealand (2012) – this total consists of Pacific midwives who identified Pacific as their first, second or third ethnicity.
^ Dental Council of New Zealand (2009) – this total consists of Pacific dentists who identified one of the following ethnic specific groups – Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Tokelauan, Fijian, other Pacific peoples – as their first or second ethnicity.
** Pharmacy Council of New Zealand (2013).
Appendix 2: Refreshing ’Ala Mo’ui
The refresh of ’Ala Mo’ui has been informed by focused consultation with clinical and community health leaders, and Ministry of Health officials, drawing on relevant national and international literature and using the latest available evidence on Pacific health.
The papers provide detailed analysis of the health status of Pacific peoples, and collectively highlight priority areas for action. The papers are available at www.health.govt.nz/Pacific
The Ministry of Health would like to acknowledge the authors Thirza Moors and Catherine Poutasi and the assistance of the following people who contributed to the ‘update’ of ’Ala Mo’ui.
Sector Expert Leaders Group 1, 21 February 2014
Jenny Salesa, Tertiary Education Commission
Dr Monique Faleafa, Le Va
Dr Margaret Southwick, Whitireira
Dr Fa’afetai Spopaga, University of Otago
Margareth Attwood, Health Workforce New Zealand
Tiana Collins, National Heart Foundation
Penina Samusamuvodre, Fijian community representative
Walter Fraser, The University of Auckland
Pacific Senior Officials Group, 28 February 2014
Matalena Leaupepe, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira, Pacific Advisory Group; Director – Niu Vision
Dr Monique Faleafa, Le Va
Pulotu Bruce Levi, Waitemata and Auckland DHBs
Dr Ofa Dewes, Pacific Health – The University of Auckland
Innes Logan, Oceania Media
Louisa Ryan, Pacific Heart Beat
Lita Foliaki, Auckland and Waitemata DHBs
Collective Leads and Pacific General Managers Fono, 12 May 2014
The collective leads (chief executive officers and board chairs) of the four Pacific health provider collectives from across New Zealand were consulted on the refresh at the Pacific Health fono hosted by the Ministry of Health on 12 May 2014. The four Pacific health provider collectives that are supported by the Ministry are the Ministry’s direct link to Pacific communities and their health care needs.
The providers hold fono to gain community input and subsequently feed back community views and needs to the Ministry. Below is a list of all the Pacific collectives the Ministry has engaged.
Auckland – Alliance Health Plus Collective
Midlands – Aere Tai: Midlands Pacific Collective
Wellington – Pacific Health & Wellbeing Collective
South Island – South Island Pacific Provider Collective.
Pacific DHB General Managers
Elizabeth Powell, Pacific Director, Counties Manukau DHB
Engagement with South Island Collective, 16 May 2014
Dr George Ngaei, Chair, Pacific Island Advisory Cultural Trust (Invercargill)
Dr Kim Ma’ia’i, Chair, Pacific Trust Otago
Brenda Lowe-Johnson, Vaka Tautua, Christchurch
Malo Ioane, Manager, Tangata Atumotu Trust, Christchurch
Ofa Boyle, Manager, Fale Pasifika o Aoraki, Timaru/South Canterbury
Sonny Alesana, Nelson, Nelson/Tasman Community Trust
Tony Fakahau, General Manager, Pacific Trust Canterbury
Mosese Fifita, Chair, South Island Pacific Provider Collective
The Ministry of Health would also like to acknowledge the following people who contributed to the original development of ’Ala Mo’ui.
The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs: Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Dr Debbie McLeod, Diane Anorpong, Jon Siakimotu.
Clinical experts group: Kim Buchanan, Hilda Fa’asalele, Dr Monique Faleafa, Dr Siro Fuatai, Papali’i Dr Kim Maia’i, Mr Kiki Maoate, Tina McNicholas, Dr Teuila Percival, Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira, Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann, Dr Debbie Ryan, Debbie Sorenson and Seiuli Dr Juliet Walker.
Additionally, the clinical and community leaders, and government agencies for their assistance: Lita Foliaki (Waitemata DHB), Manu Sione, Anae Arthur Anae (Counties Manukau DHB), Aseta Redican (Auckland DHB), Siloma Masina (Hutt Valley DHB), Lee Pearce and Taima Fagaloa (Capital and Coast DHB), Hector Matthews (Canterbury DHB), Helen Talamaivao (MidCentral DHB), Helen Wihongi (Northland DHB), Karina Elkington, Leaupepe Peta Karalus (Waikato DHB), Dr PJ Faumui (Whanganui DHB), Christine Briasco and Marion Quinn (NZAID), Gerard Vaughan and Bella Bartley (Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand), Erik Erika (Health Sponsorship Council), Michael Thorn (Medical Council of New Zealand), Jay Farris (Housing New Zealand Corporation), ‘Eseta Finau (Tongan Nurses Association), Anna Bailey, Christina Tapu and Mary Watts (Samoan Nurses Association of New Zealand), Malia Hamani (TOA Pasifika Inc), Dr Siale ‘Alo Foliaki and Philip Beilby (Vaka Tautua), Roine Lealaiauloto (Penina Health Trust), Carmel Peteru.
1 ’Ala Mo’ui is a combination of a number of Pacific languages meaning ‘pathways to the essence of life force’. It represents the holistic view of health and wellbeing, encompassing the physical, mental, cultural and spiritual dimensions that are important to Pacific people: Tongan (’Ala Mo’ui), Niuean (Ala Moui), Samoan (Ala), Cook Island Maori (Ara), Tokelauan (Ala), Tuvaluan (Ala).
2 Āiga, kāiga, magafaoa, kōpū tangata, vuvale and fāmili mean ‘family’ in Samoan, Tokelauan and Tuvaluan, Niuean, Cook Island Maori, Fijian and Tongan respectively.
3 DMFT – Diseased Missing or Filled Teeth because of decay.