2015 NZ HIV Clinical Update Meeting
Marama Pala

Marama Pala (Ngātiawa, New Zealand) roles include; Executive Director of INA (Māori, Indigenous & South Pacific) HIV/AIDS Foundation; Board of Directors International Council of AIDS Service organisations (ICASO); Vice-Chair International Community of Women living with HIV (ICW); Co-Chair International Indigenous Working Group on HIV (IIWGHA); and Community Delegate Global Fund on HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Marama Pala was the first Māori Indigenous woman to publicly disclose her HIV status in 1993. She has become a powerful advocate for Māori, Women and marginalized communities. Recently she was included as one of the 15 advocates to watch in 2015.