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Pacific Health Promotion - Whakatane

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand

Friday, 28 June 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (NZST)

Pacific Health Promotion - Whakatane

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Non Member fee   more info 7 Registrations Ended NZ$125.00 NZ$0.00
Member fee 5 Registrations Ended NZ$76.50 NZ$0.00
* Prices include GST

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Event Details

Register now for the Pacific Health Promotion workshop being held in Whakatane. Details as follows:

Friday 28th June, 2019

Eastbay REAP, Te Ao Marama room
21 Pyne Street

$125.00 Non Member. 
$76.50 Members

(Terms and conditions apply for cancellations)


This workshop is primarily designed for Pacific health workers, Pacific community workers, and Pacific community leaders. Non Pacific health workers that are working with Pacific communities are encouraged to join this workshop.


Workshop Objective

  • To outline some of the challenges in Pacific peoples health;
  • Understand both medical and social implication of Non-communicable diseases;
  • Examine the opportunities and challenges that the determinants of health approach brings to Pacific health promoters, as well as social service providers;
  • Provide opportunity for health promoters to assess their level of competency as a community health practitioner


Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of Pacific health promotion
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the magnitude and impact of Non-communicable diseases
  • Gain an understanding of the determinants of health approach
  • Identify you level of competency as a Pacific health promoter as an important part of strategies to advance the health and wellbeing of Pacific peoples

About the Facilitator/s:

Dr Viliami Puloka

Viliami is HPF’s Senior Health Promotion Strategist specialising in Pacific Health Promotion. He joined us in June 2014. A Public health physician with a special interest in diabetes and obesity. Viliami brings with him a unique Pacific experience. He has gained a broad social and cultural appreciation from working with the diverse and unique isolated islands of the Pacific.

Most recently, Viliami has come from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community based in New Caledonia. Supporting and working with the 22 Pacific Island countries and Territories, he led the fight against non-communicable diseases.

Before that, Viliami worked as a clinician, as well as looking after the public health programs in the outer islands of Tonga. He was the first director of health promotion and non-communicable disease at Tonga Public Health – part of the Tonga Ministry of Health.

Viliami has an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) from the University of Papua New Guinea and a MPH (Masters in Public Health) in Health Education/Health Promotion from the University of Hawaii.

Contact Emma Frost for further information on or 09 300 3734 or visit our website

Have questions about Pacific Health Promotion - Whakatane? Contact Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand

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When & Where

Eastbay REAP
Te Ao Marama room
21 Pyne Street
Whakatane, 3158
New Zealand

Friday, 28 June 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (NZST)

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