High rates of sudden infant deaths among Pasifika under the spotlight

Pacific health experts are determined to reduce the high rates of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants (SUDI) among Pacific communities. SUDI is an umbrella term encompassing the unexplained or unexpected deaths of infants in their first year. The three most common risk factors for SUDI are sleeping with the child, sleeping position and smoking during… Continue reading High rates of sudden infant deaths among Pasifika under the spotlight

Publication – Prostate screening and Pacific men in primary healthcare

Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy registered in New Zealand and is the third most common cause of cancer death in men after lung cancer and bowel cancer.  Prostate cancer is also the leading cause for high mortality rates for Pacific men. A publication by our Senior Biostatistician Dudley Gentles explores data from two… Continue reading Publication – Prostate screening and Pacific men in primary healthcare

Pacific Peoples Health – Gout Data Insights

Pharmac has released its second report as part of its medicine access equity monitoring and outcomes framework. The Pacific people’s health – Gout data insights report looks at medicine access inequities for Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand, specifically in the prescribing and dispensing of medicines for gout. The insights in the report highlight the… Continue reading Pacific Peoples Health – Gout Data Insights

Dr Teuila Percival – Associate Professor

Moana Research would like to congratulate Dr Teuila Percival on her recent appointment as Associate Professor at the University of Auckland.  Associate Professor Teuila has been an avid advocate for Pacific children’s health for a number of years.  She holds a number of leadership roles which includes director of Moana Research, chair of South Seas… Continue reading Dr Teuila Percival – Associate Professor

HPA Internship Experience – Maloti Taufa

My name is Maloti Taufa and I hail from the villages of Kolonga, Kolomotu’a, Ha’apai, and ‘Eua. My background is in science specializing in Psychology with a BSc at the University of Auckland. I have had the honour for interning for an organisation with a new wave of thinking – Moana Research. I would like… Continue reading HPA Internship Experience – Maloti Taufa

Government paves pathway for Pacific prosperity

Source: Beehive Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says Pacific social enterprise makes a big difference to economic and social outcomes for Pacific peoples. This follows a successful joint Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) pilot initiative demonstrating the value of Pacific social enterprise in Aotearoa New Zealand. Minister… Continue reading Government paves pathway for Pacific prosperity

Respiratory Health & Pre-School Children Talanoa

On Wednesday 9 February, we held an online Talanoa with Early Childhood Education (ECE) workers about Respiratory infections in Pre-school children.  The purpose of the talanoa was to inform ECEs about the impacts of respiratory infections on pre-school children and to provide some practical information on how to recognise children that may be unwell.   A special… Continue reading Respiratory Health & Pre-School Children Talanoa

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:… Continue reading Protecting our Children from Covid-19 Zoom Fono

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

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