Marama Pala is an indigenous woman living with HIV and the mother of two children, and hails from the people of the river (Ngatiawa no runga i te rangi) New Zealand Māori. She has lived with HIV for 22 years. Marama is the Co-chair of the International Indigenous working group on HIV & AIDS, the Chair of the International Council of AIDS service organisations (ICASO.org), and a member of the Communities Delegation to the Global Fund on HIV, TB and Malaria, and the Executive Director of INA (Māori Indigenous & South Pacific) HIV/AIDS Foundation.
Published in: 50.50Nobody Left Behind? The lives of indigenous women with HIV
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