About PPA

1st Row: (R to L) Dr Eta R, Dr J Kado, Dr Dawn N, Dr Dimitra T, Dr Reapi M, Dr Tiko S, Dr Raape D, 

2nd Row: (R to L) Dr Angel M, Dr Davina A, Dr Hinal T, Dr Ilisapeci A, Dr Priya K, Dr Asena T, Dr Thyna O, Dr Kuinita M, Dr Stephen L

3rd Row: (R to L) Dr Tieri K, Dr Tafou A, Dr Raineesha R, Dr Ravaele I, Dr Titus N, Dr Charlie R, Dr Bevlin M, Dr Seniyale R, Dr Wilma L, Ms Salote K (UNICEF)

About Us

Formed in May 2012 as an Incorporated Society, Pacific Paediatric Association Incorporated was established by working together as a collegial network of Pacific Paediatricians.  With the mission to advance the health and well-being of children and young people in the Pacific region.

The Mission will be achieved through the specific objectives of the association which is as follows:

  • To advocate for the rights and needs of children and young people in the Pacific.
  • To support the development of services for children and young people in the region.
  • To strengthen the professional education and training opportunities for Pacific Paediatricians and Child Health clinicians. 
  • To facilitate the exchange of knowledge between Pacific Paediatricians and overseas colleagues.
  • To encourage research and publication of “Best Practices” in Paediatrics.
  • To enhance the professional status of Paediatricians in the Pacific and strengthen relationships with other professional organizations.
  • To provide a forum for Pacific Island paediatricians to discuss and comment on matters affecting their practice.
  • To promote ethical principles of paediatrics applicable to Pacific Island countries.
  • To actively influence and participate in policy-making relevant to child and youth health.

The work is accomplished through the efforts of the Association members, who on the whole voluntarily provide their support and expertise. 

PPA Committee

Dr Joseph Kado


Paediatrician, Special interest- Cardiology, Research

Dr Titus Nasi

Vice President

Paediatrician, National Referral Hospital, Honiara, Solomon Island

Dr Reapi Mataika


Paediatrician, Special interests – Child Protection/Cardiology/HIV/PICU

Dr Lagakali Tora


Paediatric Registrar, CWM Hospital, Fiji

Dr Orally Thyna

Executive Committee

Paediatrician, Vila Central Hospital, Vanuatu

Dr Kuinita Jaclyn Margraff

Executive Committee

Senior Paediatric Registrar, Samoa

Dr Dawn Ngatokorua

Executive Committee

Cook Islands, Child Health Specialist

PPA Conference Committee

Dr Ilisapeci Vereti Tuibeqa

Conference Convener

Paediatrician, CWM Hospital, Fiji

Dr Eta Raicebe

Conference Committee

Paediatrician, Development Paediatrics Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services (HHS)

Dr Laila Sauduadua

Conference COmmittee

Paediatrician, CWM Hospital, Fiji

Dr Miriama Tukana

Conference Committee

Paediatrician, CWM Hospital, Fiji

Dr Ashvini Krishna

Conference Committee

Senior Paediatric Registrar, CWM Hospital, Fiji

Talie Schmidt-Geen

Conference Committee

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