Pasifika Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand (PAHANZ)

Pasifika Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand (PAHANZ) was formed as a partnership between Le Va and national DHB’s to harness Pasifika Allied Health academia and expertise. 

PAHANZ seeks to provide a platform for collaborACTION, workforce leadership, and ensure Pasifika Allied Health practitioners are available with the right skills, knowledge, and support.

Furthermore, PAHANZ acknowledges the importance of being positive disruptors to continuously transform our healthcare system, to cater to the needs of Pasifika people. 

PAHANZ recognises the needs for a paradigm shift that will include providing Pasifika holistic perspectives on health.  PAHANZ values strong relationships (nurturing the Va) between all people.  

PAHANZ will focus on co-design and co-delivery, that translates into culturally and evidence-based best practice.
Success depends on the ability to work in partnership across sectors and cultures, providing value through the Pasifika lens ... Effectively walking in more than one world. 

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