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Whāriki he aka hui – wānanga | Māori & COVID-19 vaccinations – the issues and the solutions

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An important kaupapa facing Māori and vaccinations with Whāriki, he Aka Hui coming up to share with your networks!

This month’s hui looks at the barriers and solutions to vaccination uptake for Māori. We will explore what factors have inhibited vaccination participation and the strategies that are working to engage whānau and protect whakapapa.

This is the first in a series of events that will reflect on the issues in more depth.

A rōpū of people with lived experience, Māori healthcare professionals, marae-based vaccination centre kaimahi, and Ministry of Health staff leading the Māori COVID-19 vaccination strategy to lead the discussion including:

Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata; Chief Executive Officer, Te Oranganui Trust, Wanganui

Jason Moses; Group Manager Equity, COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunisation Programme, Ministry of Health

Simon Phillips; Chief Executive, Maraeroa Marae Health Centre

Dr Maira Patu; General Practitioner and member of Te Ohu Urupare, Canterbury Health System Māori Partnership Response Group

Tamati Peni; Director of Pacific Health, Waikato District Health Board

Tui Taurua; member of Te Kōtuku E Rere, MOH Covid 19 Lived Experience Advisory group

Faith Woodcock; Oratoa Health Services, Covid 19 Vaccination Lead and Quality and Compliance Manager

Rangatahi Māori – the voice of youth.


Find out more and register here: https://www.whariki-ao.nz/Public/Event/18


September 30
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm