‘Bula Sautu’ is a Fijian saying expressing an aspirational goal for ‘good health that is lived to its full potential; a life of abundance’
Yesterday, ‘Bula Sautu: A window on Quality 2021: Pacific Health in the Year of Covid 19’ was officially launched in Parliament by Hon Aupito William Sio.
‘Bula Sautu’ is a report providing a comprehensive analysis of the health status of Pacific people in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It was collated by Dr Corina Grey, Dr Debbie Ryan and Dr Api Talemaitoga for Pacific Perspectives and the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand.
The report draws on national data and the views of various health professionals highlighting the status of Pacific health specifically the inequities that the Pasifika community face in Aotearoa.
‘Bula Sautu’ poses a challenge to the New Zealand health system. This report is timely with the transition into the new health care system as it proposes recommendations and changes that will aim to improve Pacific health. Rev Au Liko, who opened the launch, said: “It’s not about what’s in the report but it is the response that matters” – a sentiment that was shared by everyone in the room.
Malo lava le tauivi, malo lava le taumafai Corina, Debbie, Api and all who were involved in creating ‘Bula Sautu’.
To read the full report click on the link: