February 21, 2016
Pharmac uses hauora for Maori outreach
Pharmac says agreements signed with Maori health collectives and professional groups are part of strengthening service delivery to communities.
It signed a memoranda today with the Auckland Whanau Ora Collective and the Maori doctors’ association, Te ORA.
Its manager of Maori responsiveness, Atene Andrews, says the government drug buying agency has an interest in seeing optimal use of medicines that are relevant to each community.
"We’re very pleased with having a close relationship with the Whanau Ora collectives because they become a good bridge for our front line services that PHARMAC knows are connected to these communities, says Atene Andrews.
Pharmac already has Memorandum of Agreement with four Whanau Ora collectives in Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, and Te Taitokerau, and with Nga Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoa o Aotearoa, the Maori Pharmacists Association.
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