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Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand Runanga Whakapiki Ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa

Pacific health  


Wellbeing from knowing to doing

September 20, 2018

Looking at ways to help empower Pasifika peoples to achieve wellbeing and health – moving from knowledge to action – will be the main aim ...


Diabetes revelations stun delegates

August 29, 2018

As keynote speaker at the Pacific Wave Forum in Auckland from August 6 to 7 Dr Viliami Puloka showed findings that surpassed common perceptions of the...


A few moments with Colin Tukuitonga

May 23, 2017

Without a doubt, a stand out figure from the global health, health promotion and public health sectors is Colin Tukuitonga.  Speaking from Noumea, Col...

Case Studies

The Fono: a health promotion model with a Pacific focus

October 4, 2016

Health Promotion Forum works with organisations at all levels of health promotion and social development.  It is forging close working relationships w...


Home grown solutions

April 26, 2016

Health Promotion Forum’s Senior Health Promotion Strategist Dr Viliami Puloka presented his thoughts home grown solutions to the Pacific’s...


Zika virus has health promotion implications

February 17, 2016

The cluster of Zika virus outbreaks and the associated neurological disorders has caused global concern; particularly in tropical and sub-tropical are...


Non-communicable diseases in paradise

January 12, 2016

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are among the most serious threats to global prosperity and 80% of NCD deaths occur in lower income countries.  Dr Vi...


Pasifika Health and Nutrition Challenges

November 15, 2015

The Pacific community in the islands and in New Zealand are nutritionally challenged.  They have the lion’s hsare of nutritionally related healt...


Matapoto pea Lotopoto

October 25, 2015

This paper – by HPF’s Executive Director, Sione Tu’itahi – aims to contribute to the development of Pacific leadership in heal...


“Inequalities stymie health gains for Polynesians”

December 15, 2014

  “Making inroads into the elimination of child poverty may just be the remedy we all need for the ever increasing costs to the health system. Ke...


Inequalities stymie health gains for Polynesians – Manawatu Standard

December 15, 2014

  “Making inroads into the elimination of child poverty may just be the remedy we all need for the ever increasing costs to the health system. Ke...

Case Studies

Tonga prioritises NCDs

November 23, 2014

HPF’s Senior Health Promotion Strategist in charge of the Pacific portfolio, Dr Viliami Puloka, reports that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – ...


South West Pacific health promotion development planned

April 30, 2014

South West Pacific health promotion leaders have undertaken in March to develop a work plan that includes research, New Zealand representation at glob...


Kautaha: a strengths-based approach to building health and wellbeing

April 14, 2014

Pacific families and communities are taking increased control over their wellbeing and future, with initiatives such as Whanau Ora and Fanau Ola. With...


Reducing Inequality: A Strategy for a Cause

December 14, 2013

  Bruce Jesson Lecture 2013 “Assertive, if not aggressive approach” called for by the Right Hon Sir Edmund Thomas   Retired Court Appe...


Call for action on Pacific Child Poverty – Dec 2013

December 12, 2013

Pacific health researchers called for a greater focus and action around Pacific children in their early years to break the cycle of poverty before thi...


New Paper explores Tongan concepts to inform Pacific health promotion

May 5, 2013

A new paper, published today, makes a further contribution to the development of Pacific leadership in health, education and other sectors. Providing ...


Exploring the Whanau Ora Policy for Pacific health Promotion

March 25, 2011

Exploring the Whanau Ora Policy for Pacific health Promotion Workshop held in Porirua March 15 2011. The presenter was Sione Tu’itahi of HPF. Si...



October 25, 2010

“Seitapu – sei is a flower worn in your hair, tapu is the sacred position of the flower on the head, put together it is a strong force of ...


Pacific Health Promotion Models

January 25, 2010

Workshop held at the Wellington campus Massey University, 7 September 2009. The presenters were Ieti Lima, Sione Tuitahi, both of the HPF, and Fuimaon...

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