This module is designed to introduce individuals to the latest information on Pacific maternal health in New Zealand and the importance of Pacific knowledge systems and cultural perspectives during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.  This course provides individuals with the skills, knowledge and awareness needed to work alongside and improve the early life experiences of Pacific pregnant mothers and their families.

Who's it for?

This module is suitable for a wide range of professionals working, studying or researching Pacific maternal health or related disciplines such as midwifery, public health, medicine or nursing.

What will you learn?

By the end of this module you’ll be able to:

  • Discuss the latest research related to Pacific maternal health in New Zealand;
  • Explore the importance of understanding Pacific knowledge systems, beliefs and cultural perspectives which can influence pregnancy behaviours;
  • Describe best practice tools that will enable you to work with Pacific women, fathers and their families. 


This content has been developed by Moana Research with the Health Work Force Development Fund in 2019.