TAHA & Pacific Society for Reproductive Health
TAHA Well Pacific Mother and Infant service was re-established in 2007 after an extensive review. Previously known as Pacific SIDs a service which began in 1997 and focused on community education and awareness
What We Offer
We provide workforce development opportunities for health professionals caring for Pacific pregnant women, infants and their families. The educational components explore relevant aspects of Pacific peoples living in NZ and health outcomes for Pacific pregnant women and infants living in New Zealand.
Pacific Mental Wellbeing during Pregnancy and Parenting
TAHA offers a wide range of skills and expertise in public health, nursing, research, project management, teaching, facilitation, health promotion and advocacy.
Infant Nutrition Project
The overall objective of the Improving Infant Nutrition Project is to reduce overweight/obesity in infants and toddlers through the development and implementation of a family-focused approach that will lead to environment and behaviour change to improve infant and toddler nutrition (0–2 year olds) with a focus on Pacific, Māori and Asian families. Funded by the Ministry of Health via CMDHB,
Maternal and Infant Nutrition Project
The Waitemata and Auckland Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Physical Activity Programme seeks to promote the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, women with children under 4 and their whanau/ families and communities through improved nutrition (including breastfeeding) and increased levels of physical activity. Funded by Public Health funding through the Ministry of Health
TAHA delivers and supports advocacy for Pacific maternal and infant health and the wide range of issues relevant to pregnancy and parenting. These include: Breastfeeding Child Poverty (Child Poverty Measures Committee) Immunisation (Pacific Immunisation) Mental Wellbeing Smoking Cessation (TALA Pasifika Advisory Committee, Smokefree Coalition)
Pacific pregnancy and parenting programme
The Tapuaki programme consists of a range of projects aimed at improving health and wellbeing for Pacific pregnant women, infants and fathers. Funded through Pacific Innovation Funding from the Ministry of Health, the programme includes: Delivery of Tapuaki training to potential childbirth education facilitators Working with providers to help facilitate delivery of the programme in Pacific communities