Dr Johan Morreau
Dr Johan Morreau has been a child health medical specialist (paediatrician) in Rotorua, New Zealand since the end of 1983, in July 2018 retired from active clinical practice but remains active in a Child Health Advisory capacity and as an elected Board member of the Lakes DHB. He was in the 1980's the co-author of the original Tamariki Ora document that formed the background for a range of well child health developments in New Zealand.
Johan was the Chief Medical Officer for Lakes District Health Board for 11 years and held a range of senior medical leadership roles including terms as both the NZ Chairman of the Child Health Division and NZ President of the Royal College of Physicians (RACP).
This experience has enabled understanding of the direct linkage between Government policy, the structures , culture and focus of the services being delivered, and the relationship of these to what is happening to children and young people in New Zealand.
His linked "First 1000 days" TED talk gives emphasis to this and reflects his interest in Maori child health. It would be best if attendees had watched this TED Talk – link below