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Dr Teuila Percival


Teuila Percival

Chairperson

Dr Teuila Percival is a Consultant Paediatrician working at KidzFirst Children’s Hospital. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Pacific Health at the School of Population Health, University of Auckland. Dr Percival has particular interests in child health, child abuse and neglect, Pacific people’s health and inequalities. Her clinical work includes general paediatrics and child protection. Dr Percival’s research projects include Pacific child obesity treatment, traditional Pacific pathways to sexual violence prevention, Pacific children with disabilities and child health informatics. In addition to Clinical and University work, she has worked in the community for over a decade and in addition to her Board role at South Seas is a trustee of Alliance Health Plus, New Zealand’s only Pacific Primary Health Organisation which South Seas is a member of. She set up South Seas Kids, the first comprehensive Pacific Well Child service in New Zealand and Kids-In Action, one of the first community based child obesity programmes in Auckland. She is Director of TAHA, the Pacific Well Mother and Infant Service. Dr Percival also works extensively in the Pacific region. She led the Pacific Child Health Indicator Project which focused on measuring progress in maternal and child health in the Pacific Islands. She has also undertaken project work in Climate Change and Health in Tuvalu, Tonga, Samoa and Niue.


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