A Call to Superheroes – the fight against P

It’s been seven years since I sat in a room with Tongan mothers, desperate to kick their addiction to P, pleading for help so that they could be reunited with their children. Their pleas still haunt me today. Like each of the ministries represented in this country, it is not in good practice to work in silos, because “issues” cut across. In the same sense, while we tackle the drug issues in Aotearoa we cannot turn a blind eye to what is happening in the Pacific on route Aotearoa and Australia.

Dementia Project Update

Moana Research is fortunate to be part of the Dementia project looking at Samoan Families with Dementia. This is led by Dr Fuafiva Fa’afau from Pacific Health, the School of Population Health, University of Health and in collaboration with the Lidia Research team and Brain Research New Zealand CoRE.