We are a Māori organisation providing Māori sexual and reproductive health promotion, research, and policy and advisory services. Read more
Te Whāriki Takapou
We are a Māori organisation providing Māori sexual and reproductive health promotion, research, and policy and advisory services.
Pae Ora – Good sexual and reproductive health now and for future generations Wai Ora – Economic and social structures enable good sexual and reproductive health Whānau Ora – Sexual and reproductive health services match whānau and community aspirations Mauri Ora – Sexual and reproductive health services are local, free, evidence-informed, and culturally-responsive
Our guiding principles
Kaupapa Māori health promotion seeks to enable Māori to exercise control over the determinants of health and strengthen their identity as Māori, the outcome of which is to improve their health and socio-economic position in society (Ratima, 2010).
Effective health promotion addresses the structural issues in society that prevent Māori individuals and communities from achieving good sexual and reproductive health.
Māori health promotion came to public attention in the 1890s with the graduation of the first Māori medical practitioner. Since then, Māori health experts have developed a number of health promotion models such as Te Pae Māhutonga, Kia Uruuru Mai a Hauora, Te Wheke and Te Whare Tapawhā. These models are Mātauranga Māori-informed, evidence-based, and are well-supported by Māori communities.
The models share elements in common with health promotion as described by the Ottawa Charter.