The news that Counties Manukau Health Chief Executive, Fepulea’i Margie Apa has today been appointed Chief Executive of Health New Zealand has been met with delight by the Counties Manukau Health Board and Mana Whenua.
CM Health Staff Profile: Team manager on a mission to help raise awareness for Pacific people’s mental health
In celebration of Niue Language Week, our staff member Iris Feilo-Naepi talks about the importance of her culture and her mission to help raise awareness for Pacific people’s mental health. Born in Auckland, Iris was raised by her maternal grandparents since she was a baby.
Sitela Payne-Vimahi, a senior social worker with the Fanau Ola team, talks about her passion for making a difference in the lives of Pasifika people, how her faith guides her work. "My role is to poupou (advocate), tokoni (enable), and fakaivi'i (empower) our Pasifika patients, especially our Tongan community.