Pasifika make up half of Auckland’s 2021 sudden infant deaths

In 2021, provisional data showed that over half of Auckland’s SUDI deaths were of Pasifika descent.    My Baby’s Village was created to support parents, caregivers and families with information about caring for baby and helping to promote wellbeing while minimising risks such as SUDI in our Pacific communities.   By raising awareness and supporting… Continue reading Pasifika make up half of Auckland’s 2021 sudden infant deaths

Protecting our children from Covid-19 Zoom Fono

On Friday the 14th of January 2022, we were fortunate to work in partnership with the Ministry of Pacific Peoples to deliver a National Zoom Fono about how to protect our children from Covid-19. It was a great evening of talanoa with our very own Dr Teuila Percival who facilitated the fono and panellists: Dr.… Continue reading Protecting our children from Covid-19 Zoom Fono

GUINZ Covid-19 Wellbeing Survey

We are very proud of our Philosophy Doc Seini Taufa and her remarks during the Growing Up in New Zealand webinar held on Thursday 4th November. As a team, we acknowledge Seini for representing our Pacific families and making sure their voices are heard.    Until the recording of the webinar comes out, you can… Continue reading GUINZ Covid-19 Wellbeing Survey

Covid-19 & Child Wellbeing Zoom Fono

On Tuesday 2 November, we held our Covid-19 and Child Wellbeing fono hosted by Dr Teuila Percival. The purpose of this fono was to talanoa with our communities on the impacts that the Covid-19 pandemic might be having on our younger children and discuss possible solutions. There were over 200 attendees, highlighting the desire and… Continue reading Covid-19 & Child Wellbeing Zoom Fono

Vaccinate Niue Drive Through Events – by Niue for Niue

Dantzel Tiakia and Amio Matenga Ikihele at the Niue Vaccination Drive Through event held in Mangere For Niue by Niue is exactly the motivation behind two Niue vaccination drive-through events that occurred on the 23-25 September and again on the 29-30 October 2021 in Mangere, South Auckland.  Supported by health provider The Fono, the project… Continue reading Vaccinate Niue Drive Through Events – by Niue for Niue

My Vaccination Story- Melemele Puka

Malo ni, ko toku igoa ko Melemele Puka. Ko au e hau mai I Fakaofo, Tokelau. I am a NZ born Tokelauan who was raised in Grey Lynn and attended Ritimana  Kohanga Reo and Richmond Road Primary School, where both my parents worked. We also attended the Grey Lynn Presbyterian Church.   My Father’s name… Continue reading My Vaccination Story- Melemele Puka

Registered Nurse Vaccination Story- Judy Ikihele

Moana Research and the Immunisations Advisory Centre have been working together with Virologist Dr Natalie Netzler and Immunologist Chris Puli’uvea (PhD candidate) to deliver zoom fonos to provide our Pacific communities with clear information about the COVID-19 virus and vaccinations. In a bid to help break down the science through a combined presentation following a… Continue reading Registered Nurse Vaccination Story- Judy Ikihele

Free Shot on us Uso Vaccination Event- St Therese and St Anthony’s Mangere Catholic Parishes

The Free Shot on us Uso vaccination event was a great reflection of Youth leadership with support from the church community, Health and NGO providers. Mangere Catholic Parishes of St Therese and St Anthony’s came together to play their part in vaccinating their church members and community. Following a quick poll by the St Therese… Continue reading Free Shot on us Uso Vaccination Event- St Therese and St Anthony’s Mangere Catholic Parishes

Youth Vaccination Story- Soane Tavite

Moana Research and the Immunisations Advisory Centre have been working together with Virologist Dr Natalie Netzler and Immunologist Chris Puli’uvea (PhD candidate) to deliver zoom fonos to provide our Pacific communities with clear information about the COVID-19 virus and vaccinations. In a bid to help break down the science through a combined presentation following a… Continue reading Youth Vaccination Story- Soane Tavite

My Pregnancy Vaccination Story: Josie Oloito’a

Josie Oloito’a who is currently 25 weeks pregnant, shares her thoughts on why she chose to get vaccinated, her concerns of the vaccine whilst pregnant and the importance of encouraging our communities to get vaccinated.