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Monday Pānui 6 November 2023

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There are three messages in today’s Pānui

  1. Ukraine Health Initiative

  2. Heart Health Equity for Pacific People – a PhD student’s thesis on the role of pharmacists in heart health equity for Pacific People

  3. Webinar Recording of Security and Privacy in a telehealth setting

Ukraine health initiative: refreshed web resources

From 17 October 2022, Special Ukraine Visa holders are eligible for a voluntary, one-off funded health assessment focused on TB screening, catch-up immunisation and supporting their integration into Aotearoa New Zealand’s primary care system. There are two pathways for Ukrainian arrivals to access this one-off assessment: via general practice and Healthline. For new arrivals, language can be a significant barrier to service access and uptake. To improve access and uptake, Te Whatu Ora worked with Dr Olga Dubnytska, a general practitioner, to deliver a video presentation about the health assessment as part of a community webinar on 1 June 2023, which is now a web resource available from both links below. Te Whatu Ora also worked with the Ukrainian community leaders to refresh the web resources in Ukrainian, Russian and English. The refreshed community web landing page and downloadable resources have just been published on: The web resources for health professionals remain accessible at:

Heart Health Equity for Pacific People

This is a message from Jess Hutchings: Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu

My name is Jess Hutchings, and I am a Niuean PhD candidate from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland. As a part of my PhD, which is about the role of pharmacists in heart health equity for Pacific people, I am interested in interviewing GPs. The only criteria is they are currently registered as a GP.

This is a great opportunity to assist Jess. To contact her or learn more, please read the Participant Information Sheet.

Telehealth Webinar: Security and Privacy

The recording is now available to watch.

This webinar was moderated by Scott Arrol, Chief Executive, Motor Neurone Disease NZ (MND).

To stay up to date, visit

Barbara Stevens |Tumu Whakarae/CEO

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