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eCALD® 49th News Edition. December 2019

CALD refers to culturally and linguistically diverse groups who are migrants and refugees from Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and African (MELAA) backgrounds.

Kia ora and welcome to our 49th edition, the eCALD® team wishes everyone a wonderful and safe festive season and may the new year brings happiness and good health to all.

This edition brings you the following news:

  • Seminar
    Exciting news! The Cross-Cultural Interest Group is pleased to have an invited international speaker to present a topic on “Developments in Psychopharmacology” on 14th February 2020.
  • News
    Quota Refugee Health Services Model from July 2020
  • Resource
    The New Zealand Atlas of Population Change
    [CaDDANZ – University of Waikato]
  • Translated resource
    ADHD in Children in Burmese language 
  • Translated resources 
    HPV immunization resources in multiple languages
  • Translated resource
    Gua Sha information sheet in English and Chinese Simplified languages

Cross Cultural Interest Group Seminar: “Developments in Psychopharmacology”
[14 February 2020] 

Limited spaces, enrol early! Before we end the year, we are pleased to announce that we will be kicking off 2020 with a special event with Dr Chittaranjan Andrade M.D. an international speaker hosted by eCALD® Services and sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutical. Dr Andrade has about four decades of experience in psychiatry. He is the Dean and Professor of the Psychopharmacology Unit in the Department of Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neurotoxicology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore.  He will be presenting the seminar in person at the Whenua Pupuke Auditorium, North Shore Hospital site, Takapuna. The seminar is available in both face-to-face format and via zoom. RSVP closes on 6th February 2020.


Quota Refugee Health Services Model from July 2020


The New Zealand government announced in September 2018 an increase in the annual refugee quota to 1,500 from July 2020. As a result of this quota increase, the delivery of government funded health services for quota refugees will change from July 2020. Find out what are the key changes to the new quota refugee health services model and the positions available for the new Refugee Health Liaison Team.


The New Zealand Atlas of Population Change
[CaDDANZ - University of Waikato]

Asian Specific Diabetes

This Atlas is produced by the University of Waikato as part of a broader research programme looking at the changing composition of New Zealand's population: Capturing the Diversity Dividend of Aotearoa/New Zealand (CaDDANZ). The main objective of the project is to assist New Zealand to better prepare for, respond to, and celebrate, an increasingly diverse population. The Atlas focuses on the provision of maps illustrating New Zealand’s spatial diversity across a broad range of variables. The Atlas is updated as more data becomes available.


Translated information about ADHD in Children in Burmese language

Asian Specific Diabetes

A Burmese translated information about Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is available on the Health Navigator website.


HPV (Human Papillomavirus) immunisation resources in multiple languages]

Rainbow People Mental Health

Multi-media and brochures about HPV (Human Papillocmavirus) Immunisation are available in multiple languages on the Healthed website.  The multi-media explains why HPV immunisation is important for boys and young men’ and the brochure provides information about immunisation against HPV.


Gua Sha (Scraping) information sheet in English and Simplified Chinese

Chinese Families Group

Find out more about Gua Sha, which is also known as Gua Sha therapy. It is a traditional treatment based on the meridian-acupoint theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is important for professionals engaging with children and young people under the age of 16 to be aware of the differences in bruising appearance between Gua Sha therapy and what may be perceived as bruising from family harm. 


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