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eCALD® 51st News Edition. February 2020

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

This edition brings you the following news:

  • New Course
    Exciting news! eCALD® has launched a new online course: “Working with CALD clients in palliative care”.
  • News
    eCALD® cross-cultural interest group news: “Developments in psychopharmacology” – presentations and recorded sessions are available for viewing!
  • Conference 
    Save the date!  RASNZ Symposium “Refugee Resettlement in New Zealand - Future Horizons”
    [26 June 2020]
  • Conference
    Check this out – register early!!  ACMA Conference 2020: “Overcoming Barriers to Asian Health [9th May 2020].
  • Translated resources
    Check out the translated Coronavirus resources (COVID-19) on the Auckland Regional Public Health Services (ARPHS) website.
  • News
    Check out the 100 most popular languages in the world [Word tips: linguistic infographic].

New eCALD® online course: “Working with CALD clients in palliative care”

eCALD® Services is pleased to announce the launch of our new “Working with CALD clients in palliatve care” online (e-learning) course.  This course is produced in collaboration with Dr Mandy Parris-Piper and Dr Florry O’Connell (palliative care consultants), with valuable input and support from members of the Waitemata DHB’s Institute for Innovation and Improvement (i3) and Shared Goals of Care Advisory Group (Dr Katie Weatherstone, Dr Moira Camilleri, Peter Groom and Jeanette Bell).  We also acknowledge Dr Jenny Cartwright for her contribution to proof-read and edit the content.

Click READ MORE to view:

  • the course promo video
  • more detail about the course and how to register/enrol 
  • additional feedback from clinicians about what they find most useful about the course and their recommendations.

eCALD® Cross-cultural interest group news: “Developments in psychopharmacology”

We would like to thank our amazing presenter from India, Chittaranjan Andrade M.D., for his generosity to take time out of his busy schedule to come to New Zealand to share with us his expertise in clinical psychopharmacology and his extensive research in this area, which have won him numerous international and national awards. Dr Andrade presented a full-day seminar at the Whenua Pupuke auditorium, North Shore Hospital on the 14th of February to over seventy participants. He also presented to twenty-five participants at an evening session at Delhi Heights, Botany Downs. His presentations were insightful, informative and engaging.  Powerpoints and recorded sessions are now made available for viewing.


RASNZ Symposium – [26th June 2020] – Save the date!

The Refugee As Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) is hosting their 2020 symposium in conjunction with the University of Auckland. The focus of the event will be “Refugee Resettlement in New Zealand – Future Horizons”. This full day symposium will be held on Friday, 26th June 2020 from 0900 to 1700.  


ACMA Conference 2020: “Overcoming Barriers to Asian Health
[9th May 2020]

Check this out and register early! The Auckland Chinese Medical Association (ACMA) is hosting their 2020 conference with a focus on "how to improve Asian health through overcoming barriers".  The conference will be held on 9th May 2020 (0800-1635), at Highbrook Conference Centre, Auckland. The conference's keynote speakers are Dr Renee Liang and Dr Shanthi Ameratunga. Additionally there are a range of topics from sessions speakers from both medical and allied health backgrounds who will be sharing their expertise and experiences. Registration is open. 


Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated resources

The Auckland Regional Public Health Services (ARPHS) have published Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated resources on their website for sharing with Asian and ethnic communities. These include:

  • COVID-19 “What you need to know” videos in English and Chinese languages (Mandarin and Cantonese)
  • “Protect yourself against coronavirus” FAQs and Poster in English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean 
  • a link to the Ministry of Health’s Coronavirus information in Traditional Chinese languages.

The 100 Most-Spoken Languages in the World 

Did you know!! Mandarin and English languages are the most-spoken languages in the world. There are more than 7,000 regularly spoken vernaculars in the world. Word tips have created and published a fascinating linguistic infographic to show the 100 most popular languages categorised by their origins.


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