The name He Ako Hiringa highlights our educational goals. Ako means to learn or study, Hiringa means energy, perseverance, determination, inspiration and vitality.
We are about Learning Always and we will be learning alongside you as we look to our equity advisors and Māori and Pacific partners for guidance in producing resources that are appropriate and aligned with our goals.
We have to face the fact that some New Zealanders do not have equitable access to funded medicine and achieving change starts with us.
Our mission is to raise awareness of equity issues and to encourage change for the better. This will require hiringa as we bring the issues into the open and ask clinicians to challenge the status quo.
We want to encourage prescribers to reflect on their current way of working and create changes that make a positive difference to the people they care for.