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Blog Archives - Moana Research

Pacific Infant Safety -Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) Prevention

On Thursday, 5 August 2021, Pacific representatives from across multiple sectors gathered at Nga Hau Mangere Birthing Centre to talanoa about Pacific Infant Safety -Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) prevention.  Moana Research was privileged to host this cross-sectoral collaboration of Pacific partnerships between Pacific well child providers (South Seas Healthcare), Ministry of Social Development, Oranga

Provisional Vaccinators training Workshop

As part of our work with the Immunisation Advisory centre (IMAC), we were blessed to support IMAC’s Pacific Engagement Advisor, Siufofoga Matagi, by helping to faciliate a second face-to-face Pasifika provisional vaccinators training workshop today.   These workshops aim to build the immunisation workforce to support the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) campaign and the

IMAC Pacific staff Powhiri

This morning we attended the Powhiri at the Waipapa Marae, the University of Auckland for the welcoming of the new Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) Pacific staff – Siufofoga Matagi, Leilani Jackson and Ellaine Ete-Rasch.   Moana Research is supporting IMAC and their Pacific team in facilitating face to face vaccinator training workshops as well as

A Pacific lens at the 2021 Medtech conference

Innovations Lead Amio Matenga Ikihele was a presenter at the recent MedTech Core conference, which was part of a three-day HealthTech Week 2021 (22-24 June 2021). Hosted by the Medical Technology Association of NZ, MedTech CoRE, and Callaghan Innovation, the three days offered experts, researchers, students, and innovators the opportunity to “collaborate across the Medtech

Digital Discipline Workshop

Digital Discipline Who can do this course?  This course is available to all parents, teachers, ECEs, health professionals or community members who wants to understand strategies to help them manage screen time for their children and family members: Date: Wednesday, 23 June 2021 Time: 4.30pm – 6.00 pm Venue:  14 Waddon Place, MangereNga Hau Māngere Birthing Centre Education

COVID-19 Provisional Vaccinator workshops

Immunisation Support Workers Covid19 Course Who can do this course? This course is available to Community Health Workers, Health care assistants, people who have worked in previous health promotion settings and assisted with Covid Community Assessment Based Centres.  Customer service representatives and people who have worked in community groups, eg, church and youth, etc can

Measles Catch-Up Campaign

April and May have been busy for Moana Research and Counties Manukau Health (CMH) with the completion of 8 Measles community drop-in clinics as part of the nationwide Measles “Catch-up” Campaign.   To deliver these clinics, Moana Research and CMH have been working in partnership with various community groups to provide free Measles immunization status

Pacific wellbeing in Aotearoa Talanoa

Earlier this month, the Ministry for Pacific peoples created space for a number of community leaders, academics, professionals and young people to gather and input into a new all of Government Pacific Wellbeing Strategy. With $6.6 million announced to support the establishment of a Pacific Wellbeing Strategy – this first meeting provides an important step