We want to support Pacific people in New Zealand to live healthy lives through improved and timely access to, and use of, medicines and medical devices. Our Pacific Responsiveness Strategy is how we are doing that.
Stage one: Planting the seed (2017–2019)
In the first stage, PHARMAC:
- appointed a Principal Adviser Pacific
- created an internal Pacific Champions Group (Aiga Pasifika)
- helped form the Pacific Pharmacist Association (PPA)
- built a strong relationship with the Pacific community and key stakeholders
- implemented internal cultural competency training
- incorporated Pacific Health into PHARMAC's seminars
- celebrated Pacific language weeks
- supported the PPA's participation in Pasifika Festivals.
Stage two: Supporting growth (2020–2023)
We want to build on the strong start we've made.
As stage one ends, we will evaluate what we did. This will inform the actions we take in stage two.
Who to contact
If you have any questions about our work on access equity for Pacific peoples, email email@example.com
Pacific Responsiveness Strategy
Text description of the stages of growth
The image shows a coconut palm, with roots as Stage One, the trunk as Stage Two, and the leaves and fruit as Stage Three.
Stage One - 2017 to 2019: Planting the seed
Lutu na niu ka lutu ki vuna (Fiji)
A coconut always falls to the base. There is always an inherent connection between the base of the tree and the fruit. A good foundation will always ensure good results.
Stage Two - 2020 to 2022: Supporting growth
Olaga fiafia o sala to poto sala se lumanai manula (Tuvalu)
Wisdom is the path to happiness and a bright future.
Stage Three - 2023 to 2026: Flourishing change
'Aufua'a Tefuli (Tonga)
Success is achieved by working hard, persistent and in collaboration among the community and the state.