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,… Continue reading Pacific Infant Safety – Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) Prevention

New research to get a better night’s sleep for tamariki

A new strategic research project with the aim of improving sleep for pepi and their whanau has been awarded $1.7 million over three years by A Better Start National Science Challenge. As well as improving sleep, this project also aims to reduce excessive weight gain in young tamariki (0-2 years), and to improve wellbeing among tamariki and their caregivers.

The digital divide and Pasifika

There is a move for New Zealanders to be fully participating in the digital world. Our society is becoming increasingly dependent on technology – we use Google to search for health symptoms, a map if we’re lost, we use internet banking via a phone app and go on social media to get updates from friends and families near and far.