INA Foundation is a Kaupapa Māori organisation that focuses on Indigenous approaches to HIV, Tuberculosis (TB). We do that with a vision and mission of placing Indigenous peoples at the heart of the HIV and TB response. To improve the quality of life for people living with and affected by these diseases and improving the quality of information given to our communities. The INA foundation welcomes the opportunity to create and informs other organisations around the world; to meaningfully include indigenous peoples in planning and developing policies that impact the lives of indigenous peoples living with and impacted by HIV.
The acronym INA stands for Immanuel, Noelle and Apihaka. The first two names are from two Pacific Island infants tragically taken by AIDS, the last name is from a Māori/Pacific Island child who was spared, despite both parents being HIV+.