Vision and Goals

TAHA Well Pacific Mother and Infant Service is part of the Pacific Health Unit, based at the School of Population Health,
The University of Auckland (Tamaki Campus).

TAHA is also part of the Conectus alliance of partners in maternal and child health.

TAHA has a VISION that:

"Pacific children have the best possible start to life"

To achieve this, TAHA works collaboratively in the health sector on key areas of health and wellbeing for Pacific mothers and infants such as:

  • Maternal health and access to primary health care and education before, during and after pregnancy
  • Infant care, including safe sleeping practices
  • Maternal smoking cessation and breastfeeding

Improvement in these areas would help reduce a range of maternal and infant morbidities and mortalities.

Our mission

TAHA exists to improve the health and wellbeing of Pacific mothers and infants during pregnancy and the first year of life.

Who we are

Our values

  • Excellence – producing work of the highest quality
  • Respect – to acknowledge, honour and value diverse worldviews and perspectives
  • Partnership – working collaboratively with others recognising the contribution that each partner brings
  • Understanding – to demonstrate sensitivity in dealing with loss of life
  • A Holistic approach – providing culturally appropriate services that consider the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional wellbeing

Key service areas

  • Strategic leadership and advocacy; A Pacific voice is represented on issues relating to the health and wellbeing of Pacific mothers and infants during pregnancy and their first year of life.
  • Workforce development and education; The service is known as a centre of excellence for training, research and development for Pacific infant and maternal health.
  • Evidence translation and sharing; Information relating to the health and wellbeing of Pacific infants is communicated appropriately and effectively to all key stakeholders.
  • Networking; providing an effective forum for health professionals to discuss and share ideas and learnings.

Our strategic goals 

  • A strong and sustainable structure in place for the Service.
  • A Pacific voice is represented on issues relating to the health and wellbeing of Pacific mothers and infants during pregnancy and their first year of life.
  • Information relating to the health and wellbeing of Pacific infants is communicated appropriately and effectively to all key stakeholders.
  • Effective strategies are in place to develop new and strengthen existing relationships with key stakeholders.
  • The service is known as a centre of excellence for training, research and development for Pacific infant and maternal health.