Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is a mostly preventable event with well-known risk and protective factors. Working alongside CMH, we’re pleased to provide our findings after seeking feedback from mothers, parents and caregivers on the Safe Sleep Tool.
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.
Relying on big data alone increases the chances we’ll miss something, while giving us the illusion we know everything.
We don’t know what the future holds when it comes to jobs. But our best guess to future proof Pacific kids into finding high paying jobs would be STEM- which means Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
This year, I put my hand up to write a blog for International Family Day. I did what most people writing a blog does, I took to google to find out what the theme was and learned that this year, the focus is on “Families and Climate Action.”
Nursing is now a sought after vocation and gives nurses greater career prospects. Today Moana Research would like to acknowledge all nurses as we celebrate International Nurses Day.
So you’re approaching your son/daughters birthday, you’ve spent hours in the mall trying to find the perfect gift. Paid an arm and a leg, only to find that when they get through the wrapping paper, they’ve ditched the toy to play with the box.
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.
The expertise and multiple skill set of the Moana Research team has allowed for team members to be invited onto multiple advisory groups.
A passionate group of researchers gathered in Auckland at a Pasifika fono to discuss potential projects within the National Science Challenge A Better Start E Tipu e Rea during the next three to five years.